Nebraska Young Voter Guide - Rabble Media

Nebraska Young Voter Guide

Oct 09, 2020

The easiest way is to register online— Register at by Oct. 16. All you need is 5 minutes!

What you’ll need:

  • a valid state ID or driver's license with your current address

What info you’re providing:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • State ID/driver’s license number
  • Current address
  • Past addresses you registered to vote at
  • Party affiliation

Not into registering online? Here’s another option for ya!


Visit your county’s election office and fill the application out right there. While you’re at it, if you know who you want to vote for, you might as well ask for your ballot and get the whole thing over with. You’re good to go!

Q: How do I check my voter registration status?

Q: In what situations should I re-register to vote?
A: If you’ve changed your name, address or party affiliation.

Q: Where should I vote if I attend/live at college in a different county than my home address?
A: Option 1: You can still vote in your home address’s county
Option 2: Register and vote in person at your college’s county election office

Note: The last day to register to vote is Oct. 23.


Follow the 3 R’s— Register, Request, Return

Register - go to

Request - You MUST request an absentee ballot by Oct. 23 (don’t sleep on this!). Watch this step by step video of how to do just that (without a printer!)

Return - it in the mail to your county’s elections office by Oct. 20. If you miss that Oct. 20 date, no sweat! Find your closest ballot drop-box location or your county’s election office and drop it there by 8pm on Election night.

Q: Which counties are conducting ONLY Vote-by-Mail?
A: Boone, Cedar, Cherry, Clay, Dawes, Dixon, Garden, Knox, Merrick, Morrill, Stanton, rural precincts of Wayne

*Parts of: Cuming, Hamilton, Harlan, Nance, Phelps, Richardson, Wayne and Thayer counties are Vote-by-Mail only, too. Check your assigned precinct for more information.


Voting Early

Find your county’s election office. Vote in-person from 8am-5pm (no appointment necessary!)

Q: Where can I find voting materials in Spanish?
Spanish voter registration and early ballots PDFs

Q: Which counties have bilingual voting materials in Spanish?
Colfax, Dakota, and Dawson


Find your polling place, grab your mask and go vote!

*If you don’t have time outside of work to vote, you are allowed to leave work. Let your employer know ahead of time.

Note: If you requested or received a mail-at-home ballot, but have decided to vote in-person on election day, be sure to request a provisional ballot at your polling place — do not leave without casting that provisional ballot.

Q: Do I have to show an ID at the polling location?
A: Nope! Unless it’s one very narrow circumstance—you are a first time voter who registered to vote by mail and did not include a driver's license number or social security number.

Q: Am I allowed to leave work to vote?
A: YES! Let your employer know ahead of time.

Q: What are my rights as a voter?
A: To receive a ballot:

  • Request a provisional ballot if you are denied a ballot at the polls because your name is not on the voter rolls or other issues
  • If you don’t receive a requested ballot before election day, you can still go to your assigned polling place and cast a provisional ballot.
  • To cast a ballot
  • If you get in line between 8 am and 8 pm on Nov. 3rd, you can vote. Stay in line!
  • Privacy as you cast your ballot
  • To vote free from intimidation
  • You are NOT required to show ID in Nebraska

Who do I contact if my voting rights are being violated?
A: Civic Nebraska, Voting Rights Initiative staff

Office email:

John Cartier, Director of Voting Rights
Mobile: 402.890.5291
Office: 402.904.5191

Brad Christian-Sallis, Voting Rights Field Director
Office: 402.904.5191

Mike Forsythe, Voting Rights Field Organizer
Office: 402.904.5191
Mobile: 402.490.4831