Registering to vote
How does the law affect my voter registration?
The new voter ID law does NOT change Nebraska’s existing voter registration process.
If you are already registered to vote, you do NOT need to re-register.
- Your U.S. citizenship and your eligibility to vote are confirmed when you register.
- You must be a U.S. citizen who is 18 years of age or older.
- If you have been previously convicted of a felony, you must be off probation for at least two years before you are allowed to re-register to vote.
- Check your voter registration status here.
Obtaining valid ID
How and where can I get one? How much does it cost?
- The new law waives the costs of a state photo ID for voting for any eligible voter in need of a valid ID.
- You will need to present a copy of your birth certificate or other identifying documents to your local Nebraska DMV office.
- The new law also waives the costs of one copy of a birth certificate for Nebraska residents via the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Using valid ID
What kind of ID can I use to vote? What can’t I use?
To vote, you must present an ID with your photo and your name.
Under the new law, you can use an ID issued by:
- the federal government, including a U.S. passport.
- the State of Nebraska, such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID.
- any Nebraska college or university.
- local governments within the State of Nebraska.
- the U.S. military, or IDs for veterans.
- Native tribes.
- patient records with photos from nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.
The new law also allows for the acceptance of expired IDs in the above categories.
Popular types of IDs that are NOT accepted include:
- out-of-state driver’s licenses and state IDs.
- photo IDs from out-of-state educational institutions.
- IDs from private organizations, such as your workplace.
- any ID without a photo, such as a Social Security card.