Voter Registration in Nebraska

Attention: Voter information and identification requirements may change prior to an election. Please check the Secretary of State website to make sure you have the most current information.

Nebraska residents can register to vote by mail or in person. The voter registration application is available for download and at many locations, including libraries and post office locations.

Voter registration is also offered at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other state agencies.

Read below to learn more about registering to vote in Nebraska.

Voter Eligibility in Nebraska

You can register to vote in Nebraska if you:

  • Are a citizen of the United States.
  • Will be 18 years old on or before Election Day.
  • Live in Nebraska.
    • You can register to vote as soon as you move to NE. There is no waiting period.

You CANNOT vote if:

  • You have been declared mentally incompetent.
  • You were convicted of a felony and it has been less than 2 years since you were discharged from supervised release.*

*Even though your voting rights are automatically restored 2 years after your supervised release ends (except for a treason conviction), you should re-register to vote.

Register to Vote in Nebraska

In Nebraska, you can register to vote:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
  • In person.

After you register, you will receive verification of your application and information about your polling place.

However, if your application is missing information, you will receive a notice to provide the additional information before your registration can be completed.


You can register to vote using the SOS's online voter registration application. Be prepared to provide your driver's license or state ID number and your current address.

Just Moved?

Find all the information you need to finish your moving requirements with the DMV.

By Mail

To register to vote by mail:

  • Complete the Nebraska Voter Registration Application.
    • The form is also available at libraries, post offices, and banks.
  • If you are registering for the first time in NE, include either of the following forms of ID:
    • Copy of a current photo ID.
    • A copy of a document, such as a bank statement or utility bill, that:
      • Is dated no more than 60 days before you submit your application.
      • Shows your correct name and address(as it appears on your application).
  • Be sure to sign the application.
  • Mail the application to your County Clerk/Election Commissioner.
    • Addresses are listed on the form.

In Person

You can complete a registration application in person at:

Out-of-State Residents

If you are temporarily outside of Nebraska but maintaining your residence in the state, you can register to vote by mail.

If you'll be away from Nebraska during the election, see the NE SIS website for detailed instructions on early voting (formerly called “absentee voting").

Military & Overseas NE Voters

Military personnel living outside of Nebraska and citizens living overseas have several options to register to vote:

Deadlines to Register to Vote in NE

To vote in an upcoming election, you must meet NE voter registration deadlines:

  • Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before the 3rd Friday before an election.
  • Applications delivered by outside agencies (like the DMV) must be delivered no later than the 3rd Friday before an election.
  • Applications made by messenger/personal agent at the County Clerk/Election Commissioner's office must be completed before the 3rd Friday before an election.
  • Deadlines can vary by election due to holidays and weekends.To make sure you make the deadline please see the Election Calendar.

NOTE: If you have recently moved to Nebraska and have not registered to vote by the deadline, you can cast a ballot for President ONLY. Contact your local County Clerk/Election Commissioner for more information.

Change Your NE Voter Registration

In Nebraska, you MUST complete a new Nebraska Voter Registration Application when you change your:

  • Name.
  • Address.
  • Party affiliation.

If you move WITHIN a county OR you change your name, you can change your registration AND vote at your new polling place on Election Day. However, to do so you will have to:

  • Complete a certification and new registration form.
  • Cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted only if your certification information is verified.

If you move to a different county, you will have to complete a new Nebraska Voter Registration Application by the deadline. See “Deadlines to Register to Vote in NE" for more information.


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