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COVID-19 Voting Update: Nebraska will automatically send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters for the general election. Voters will still be able to cast their ballots in person if they want to.

[updated September 4, 2020]


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Hey Nebraska!

If you want to vote in this year’s general election, first you’ve gotta be registered. If you’re not sure if you’re registered already, there’s a link in the description where you can go check right now.

If you still need to register, you can do that online if you have a valid Nebraska driver’s license or state ID. If you don’t have one, say you’re a student from another state, or you just don’t drive, you’ll need to print out a form and mail it in, like with a stamp. Which I get is kind of annoying, but it’s important, so do it anyway.

Both the links to the online registration and the printable form will be in the description, just make sure you register by October 16th for the November general election. You can also register in person at your county election office. There’s a link to find yours below, but going in person gives you a week longer to register.

So once you’re registered, you get to vote. If you want to vote from the comfort of your own home, you can request to vote early by mail, also known as voting absentee. All you have to do is fill out the form in the description and mail it to your county clerk or election commissioner by October 23rd.

Then, you just wait for your ballot to show up in the mail, fill it out at your own pace, and send it back before November 3rd. You can also vote early in person at your county election office from October 5th to November 2nd. Early voting hours may vary by county, so use the link below to find your county election office.

You may need to call or email them to find out when you can vote early. If you really want the excitement of voting on election day, November 3rd, there’s a link in the description you can use to find out where you’ll need to go vote. Polls are open from 8am to 8pm if you’re in the central time part of the state, 7am to 7pm if you’re in mountain time.

You shouldn’t need to show ID unless this is your first time voting and you didn’t provide one when you registered. So if that sounds like you, bring a current and valid photo ID or a proof of residence like your most recent utility bill, paycheck, or bank statement with your name and current address on it. Closer to the election, usually about 5 weeks before election day, you can go to the link in the description to find a sample ballot that tells you everything you’ll be able to vote for.

You don’t have to vote for everything on the ballot--you can leave things blank if you want to, but your local elections can be pretty important, so it’s worth checking out what’s on there ahead of time. You can even take a screenshot or print it out and bring it to the polls with you so you don’t forget who you wanted to vote for. Before you go: if you’re gonna vote—open up your notes app or grab a pen and paper and make a plan.

Write down when and how you’re gonna register, what time you’re gonna vote, how you’re gonna get there, what ID you’re gonna use if you need one, even who you’re gonna bring to the polls with you. Having a plan is a great way to make sure that nothing unexpected stops you from voting on November 3rd. All the links you need to check your registration and polling location are in the description.

Thanks for voting. How To Vote in Every State is produced by Complexly in partnership with The MediaWise Voter Project, which is led by The Poynter Institute and supported by Facebook.