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Primary election day is may 14, 2024 

general election day is november 5, 2024

Democrats are no longer holding caucuses for the primary Presidential race. Unlike the Republicans, Democrats welcome Independents, to vote in ALL of our primary elections. 


April 29, 2024: Last Day to mail in your voter registration application, it must be postmarked by this date

April 29, 2024: Last day to register to vote online 

April 29, 2024: Last day to register to vote in-person at your DMV Office

May 3, 2024 (by 6 p.m.): Last day to register to vote in-person at your county election office


You need to apply to vote by mail. Voting by mail is easy and allows you to avoid lines and bad weather. You can also look up information online as you vote which helps with many of the down ballot races where you might not know the candidates.

Independent voters can write on the Vote-by-Mail application that they want a Democratic Ballot mailed to them so they can vote in the Presidential Primary along with ALL other partisan offices on the ballot. Republicans shut out Independents from their Presidential Primary.

You can fill out our Vote-by-Mail Application and we will send you a paper form to fill out. The SOS has a form which you can fill out online, but you must then print, sign and send to your county election office

April 29, 2024 (by 6 p.m.): Last Day the Vote-by-Mail Applications are accepted at your county election office

How to Return your Ballot Application


April 8, 2024: First Day that Vote-By-Mail ballots can be sent to you, if you apply to vote by mail after this date they send the ballot to you on a rolling basis–you can always check to see where your ballot is online

May 14, 2024: Last day your Vote-By-Mail ballot can be received by your county election office–you can drop it to your county election office by this date or ensure you leave plenty of time if mailing from home or the post office

You can always check the status of your early ballot here (whether it was mailed to you and whether the county election office received it).

In-Person Early Voting 

April 15, 2024: First Day to vote early, in-person, at your county election office

May 13, 2024: Last Day to vote early, in-person, at your county election office

Election Day Voting

Check Your Polling Location
On Election Day Polls are open from 8am-8pm Central, 7am-7pm Mountain

Voting Links

Check to see if you are registered to vote

Register online to vote

Find your polling place  (where you go on Election Day to vote)

Vote By Mail Application 

How to Return your Ballot Application

Find your County Election office (where you can do the following: register to vote, request to vote by mail, vote early)

Spanish Versions of Election Forms

Voting in person 

Voting early at the county election office

Voting early by mail

Voting in by-mail precincts or by-mail special elections:

How to get a free ID 

Voters can get a free state ID for voting purposes at your local Nebraska DMV. You need to bring documents confirming your identity (birth certificate) and your address when applying for a state ID. 

The Secretary of State’s office updated the Voter ID English and Spanish brochures in November 2023.
For the best print, select “Fit” under Page Sizing and Handling. Select “Print on both sides of paper” and “Flip on short edge.” Under page orientation, select “landscape.” 

Disability Voting Rights

Those with disabilities, whether physical or intellectual, have the right to vote however access can be a challenge.  You have the right to request your ballot by mail and if you choose to vote in person, the polling location, by law, should be ADA accessible. Below are some additional resources:

Disability Rights Nebraska

The Arc of Nebraska

Guardianship and Voting in Nebraska

Living Overseas?

Democrats Abroad help Nebraskans living overseas vote. Get all the information you need to vote abroad here.

Served Time?

Nebraska law ensures that people who have served time can have their right to vote restored after a two-year period following the successful completion of their sentence, including probation.

You can read all the background on voting rights for formerly incarcerated people here.

Do Democrats Allow Independents to Vote in the Primary? 

Democrats allow Independents to vote in all of our Primary elections. The Republican Party does NOT welcome Independent voters. Just ask for a Democratic ballot when you vote, it is that easy!

We no longer are holding caucuses in our state. So all offices, including the President, will be on your primary ballot.

If you are a registered non-partisan in Nebraska, during the Presidential primaries you can request a Democratic ballot at your polling location on May 14 or when you apply to vote by mail or when you vote early at your county election office. 

For all Congressional offices (U.S. Senate and House of Representatives), if you are a non-partisan voter, you can request a partisan Democratic ballot for these federal races. That is a matter of federal law. We hope you choose the Democrats!

For all other state partisan elections (Governor, PSC, etc.), the Democratic Party allows Independent voters to request a Democratic ballot. The Republicans in Nebraska do NOT welcome non-partisan voters in their primary races.

In Nebraska, we have a non-partisan state Legislature — this means regardless of your party affiliation, you can vote for the person you want to see represent you. The top two vote-getters — regardless of party —  in the Primary go on to the General Election.


There are three ways to register to vote (online, in person and by mail) and three ways to cast your ballot (early at your county election office, by mail or in person at your polling location on election day). We give you the deadlines and further info for each below.

check for more voting updates Here


From the NE SOS office: “Voters with disabilities can use the accessible ballot marking device to vote early by scheduling an appointment with the Scotts Bluff County Election Office.” All county election offices are closed to the public, so you must call ahead to schedule an appointment.


If you experience any problems with early voting or at your polling place on election day, you can call The National Voter Assistance hotline number 

833-336-8683 — or email the NDP at