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Last update: Apr 21, 2021
Who can vote
To register in Nebraska you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Nebraska and of the county where you are registering; if you move to another county, you must re-register
- be at least 18 years of age or will be 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November
- not have been convicted of a felony, either in Nebraska or another state or in federal court; you cannot register to vote until two years after the completion of your sentence including any probation or parole term
- not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Online voter registration
- Nebraska offers online voter registration.
- You should know: you need a valid Nebraska State ID or Driver’s License to use Nebraska's online voter registration system. If you don't have a Nebraska-issued ID, you can still register by mail to vote.
By-mail voter registration
Use the Nebraska voter registration form
Use the National Voter Registration Form
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- Box 6 - ID Number: You must provide your Nebraska driver's license number. If you do not have a Nebraska driver's license number then you must list the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Box 7 - Choice of Party: Nebraska requires that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. You should register with the party whose primary you would like to vote in. If you do not choose to register with a party you may declare a party affiliation at the polls on primary election day.
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
- Review the "Who can vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election office.
- If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: A current and valid photo identification or A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address. More information here.
In-person voter registration
Election Day registration
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Military and overseas voters
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local Board of Registrars.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.The Federal Voting Assistance Program
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