Each time that you vote in any election, you help yourself, your family and your community.
There are three easy steps to voting: Register, Become Informed and Vote. Read on to find out more.
This nonpartisan, informational guide is also available to print and share: 3 STEPS TO VOTING
STEP 1: REGISTER TO VOTE
- Who can vote: Anyone who is a United States citizen, lives in Nebraska, is 18 years or older, felons can vote 2 years after completing their sentence.
- How to register: Online through vote411.org only if you have a driver’s license or State ID with current address
- Register in person at the Election Commission Office, Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Public Libraries, Public Assistance Offices and WIC clinics
- If you are not sure you are registered, check at: votercheck.necvr.ne.gov
STEP 2: BECOME INFORMED
- What issues matter to you? Get factual information about the candidate’s background and positions important to you.
- TV ads are not always accurate
- League of Women Voters publishes an impartial Voters Guide on the candidates online at vote411.org or a paper guide at Omaha public libraries.
- Watch videos of local candidate forums via links at lwvgo.org
- You do not have to vote for every office, it is okay to leave items blank on your ballot
STEP 3: VOTING OPTIONS (Choose one)
VOTE FROM HOME
- Request an Early Voting application through the Nebraska Secretary of State or the County Election Commission and mail to the Election Office OR on a plain piece of paper, print your Name, date of birth, address, phone #, and sign take photo and email to your county election office. (firstname.lastname@example.org or earlyvote@Sarpy.com
- Ballot will be mailed to your home. Fill out the ballot, and sign the back of the return envelope
- Mail it back 5 days before election day with a regular postage stamp
VOTE EARLY IN PERSON
- Vote at the Election office during their business hours (Douglas County, 225 N. 115 St., Omaha 402-444-8683/Sarpy County 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4 Papillion, 402-593-2167)
VOTE ON ELECTION DAY
- Go to your assigned polling place on election day, 8am-8pm. If you don’t know where this is, you can find it online or call the Election Commission.
- All polling places in NE must be accessible to voters with disabilities, a poll worker can come to your car to assist if needed.
- If you requested a ballot be mailed to your home, you cannot vote at your polling place