To register to vote in Nebraska, you must:
- Be a United States Citizen;
- Live in the state of Nebraska, you may register to vote the same day you become a resident of Nebraska;
- Be at least 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November;
- Have not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, at least two years have passed since the completion of your sentence including any parole term;
- Have not been officially found to be mentally incompetent.
To register to vote online:
- For online registration, the deadline is 5 p.m. (Central Time) on the third Friday before the election.
- You need your Nebraska driver’s license or state-issued identification card. If you do not have these items, you need to register in person with a paper form: http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/ele_forms.html
Click on the links below to begin voter registration online:
After you have registered to vote:
- All online applications will be reviewed and processed by the appropriate county election official through the same verification process that paper applications go through. The county election office will ensure there are no duplicate registrations under your name, that your record doesn’t match any death records or potential incarceration notices and that you are registered within the proper county.
- Once your application is processed, the county election office will send an acknowledgement of registration to you via mail. That notice will indicate if your application was accepted, rejected or if there were any problems that need further clarification. You will receive an acknowledgement within 10-14 days.
If you have any problems completing your online registration, contact the Secretary of State – Elections Division at 402-471-2555 or toll free at 888-727-0007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. To register to vote in languages other than Spanish and English visit: http://www.eac.gov/
To register to vote in person:
- If you do not have a driver’s license or state-issued identification, you will need to register with a paper form that can be found online: http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/ele_forms.html.
- You can also find a paper application at any county election office, any Department of Motor Vehicle office, banks, libraries, post offices and offices that offer state public assistance.
- Note: You will be asked to submit proof of your current address (a copy of your utility bill, bank statement, etc.) as well as sign the application. Through the online process, information is checked with the Department of Motor Vehicles and your signature is retrieved and added to your voter application.
To register to vote by mail:
- If registering for the first time in Nebraska by mail, please provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID, or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document which is dated within 60 days immediately prior to the date of presentation showing the same name and residence address provided on the voter registration application to avoid delays with your registration.
If you have already registered to vote, do no re-register, unless you have changed any of the following information:
- Your name,
- Your address, or
- Your political party affiliation.
- Failure to vote in a previous election does not require re-registration
The next election will be on November 8, 2016. For more information, visit the Secretary of State's website: http://www.nebraska.gov/faqs/sos/OVRA/FAQ-eng.html
American citizens in Nebraska can register to vote online, in English or Spanish, on the Secretary of State's website.
The Nebraska Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) provides services to Nebraska residents who are victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
The ACP program has two parts: (1) it provides victims who have moved to a new location unknown to their abuser with a substitute address for use when interacting with state and local agencies; and (2) the program provides a new mailing address, which keeps the survivors' actual address confidential and free from the risk of discovery through public records. Confidentiality is maintained because public records contains only the new mailing address.
You do not need a court order filed in order to be eligible. If you just moved to Nebraska and plan to make Nebraska your home, you can apply for the program.
The Secretary of State's Office will receive the participants' mail and forward it to them at their actual address by means of a cost-free, first-class mail forwarding service.
To be eligible, an individual must be: (1) a victim/survivor of abuse, sexual assault or stalking who fears for his or her safety, or a parent or guardian applying on behalf of a minor or incapacitated person; and (2) a Nebraska resident who has recently relocated to a place unknown to his or her abuser or is planning to move in the near future.
Applying for ACP MUST be made in person at one of the designated victim assistance centers located throughout the state. Applications will not be accepted at the Secretary of State's Office. Designated centers are state or local agencies or private organizations that provide counseling and shelter services. If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, this below list of designated centers is an excellent resource for assistance.
If you register to vote without the ACP, your information will be on public records. It is important to register to vote through ACP to protect yourself and still be able to vote in upcoming elections.
Do not register to vote online if you are a part of the ACP Program.
ACP Contact Information
P.O. Box 98921, Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3568 or (866) 227-6327
Click on following links to find the closest center in your area that has been designated to offer counseling and assistance in applying for ACP in Lincoln, Omaha Metro Area, Southeast Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska, South Central Nebraska, North Central Nebraska, and the Panhandle Area.
The State of Nebraska Governor's Office has released a list of current and upcoming openings on Boards and Commissions that are appointed by the Governor.
If interested, please complete the online application prior to the end of the month of their deadlines. Upcoming Deadlines:
- Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
- Board of Educational Lands and Funds
- Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs
- Propane Education and Research Council
- Water Well Standards and Contractors' Licensing Board
- Abstractors Board of Examiners
- Board of Barber Examiners
- Dairy Industry Development Board
- EPSCOR/IDEA Committee
- Early Childhood Education Endowment
- Educational, Health and Social Services Finance Authority
- Elementary & Secondary School Finance Authority
- Board of Emergency Medical Services
- Enhanced Wireless 911 Advisory Board
- Nebraska State Fair Board
- State Historical Society Board
- Invasive Species Council
- Nebraska Investment Council
- Governor's Council to Keep Nebraska Beautiful
If you have questions about requirements for any of the Boards or Commissions listed please contact Kathleen Dolezal at 402-471-1971 or email: Kathleen.email@example.com