Secretary of State Lays out Election Timeframe
Early Voting Begins April 9
Lincoln, NE- Secretary of State John Gale has outlined deadlines regarding voter registration and early voting for the Nebraska primary election on May 15.
“Any registered voter can vote early: either by mail or in person at county election offices,” Gale said.
Early voting for the election starts April 9.
Gale listed the following deadlines for the primary election:
Mail-in voter registrations must be postmarked by April 27. Voter registrations close at motor vehicle offices and state agencies on April 27.
In-person voter registration at county election offices ends at 6 p.m. May 4. This includes registration changes such as updating an address or changing party affiliation.
Registered voters can make requests until 4 p.m. May 9 for early-voting ballots to be mailed.
May 14 is the deadline for in-person early voting at county election offices.
The close of polls on May 15 is the deadline for the return of early-voting ballots, including ballots returned by mail.
If you registered without a political party affiliation, you will receive the nonpartisan ballot at the primary election. In addition, nonpartisan voters may request a Republican Party or Democratic Party ballot for U.S. Senate and House races, or they may request a full Libertarian Party ballot.
Gale reminded people to update their voter registration if they have moved within a county or submit a new registration if they have moved from one county to another.
People with questions can contact the Secretary of State’s Office at (402) 471-2555 or their county election office.