Voting can be a confusing process. With different rules in every state and dangerous misinformation on social media, you may have questions about casting your ballot—especially if you’re voting by mail for the first time. We’ve compiled some information here to help you feel confident in making your voice heard through your ballot.
Remember: your vote is powerful. Voting is our chance for change. If we vote our values, we can move Nebraska—and this country—forward.
Voting by mail
- If you have received a ballot in the mail, you cannot vote in person. Instead, fill out your ballot and return it by mail or to an official drop box as soon as you can!
- After you fill out your ballot, sign the envelope.
- If you are returning your ballot by mail, you must stamp the envelope. If you are returning your ballot to a drop box, it does not need a stamp.
- Ballots must be received by the election commissioner in your county before 8 p.m. CT on November 3. If it is too late to mail your ballot, take it to an official drop box.
- Make sure your ballot is accepted by checking its status here: https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/voterview
Drop Box Locations
- Douglas County drop box locations
- Sarpy County drop box locations
- Lancaster County has a drop box at their main office (601 N 46th Street in Lincoln) and one at every public library
Voting in person
- Find your polling location here.
- Polls are open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. CT on Election Day, November 3.
- If you do not have up to two consecutive hours off work between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day, you have a right to up to two paid hours off work to vote.
(Neb. Rev. Stat. § 32-922)
- If you are in line to vote by 8 p.m. on Election Day, you will be permitted to vote.
- The state of Nebraska does not require an ID or proof of address to vote.
- You cannot turn in an early ballot at the polls. You will not be able to vote at the polls if you requested an early ballot. Those ballots must be returned to an official drop box.
If you have any questions we didn’t answer here, let us know!
Jon Marx, Advocacy Strategist - NE 3rd Congressional District
[email protected] | 402-705-6365
Claire Wiebe, Advocacy Manager - Nebraska
[email protected] | 402-557-6683