Voter Registration in Nebraska
Did you know that just a little more than 30% of the population voted in the last presidential election? This means that a small portion of the population is making decisions that affect us all. Whether you're concerned about the rising cost of higher education or the availability of affordable health insurance, voting is the only way to make sure your voice is heard.
If you prefer to register by mail, you can download a Nebraska Voter Registration Application from the Secretary of State's website.
To register to vote in Nebraska, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a U.S. citizen who lives in Nebraska.
- You must be at least 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
- You must not have been found mentally incompetent.
- If you are a convicted felon, two years must have passed since the completion of your parole term.
Nebraska law requires voters to reregister whenever they change their name, permanent address, or political party affiliation. However, you don't need to reregister if you simply failed to vote in the previous election.
What Happens on Election Day?
On Election Day, registered Nebraska voters should report to their assigned polling place. All polling places are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Your voter registration card should list the location of your polling place, but you do not need to present your voter registration card to participate in an election.
If you have voting questions, contact your election commissioner. You can also visit the Secretary of State's website for additional information or download an informative booklet for first-time Nebraska voters.
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