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Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

April 4, 2023

Lincoln, Nebraska City Primary Elections
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: March 17, 2023
  • In-person request by: March 24, 2023
  • Online request by: March 17, 2023
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: March 24, 2023
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: April 4, 2023
Early Voting: Starts March 20, 2023 – April 3, 2023

May 2, 2023

Lincoln, Nebraska City General Elections
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: April 14, 2023
  • In-person request by: April 21, 2023
  • Online request by: April 14, 2023
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: April 21, 2023
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: May 2, 2023
Early Voting: Starts April 17, 2023 – May 2, 2023

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Absentee (Early Voting) Ballots

Nebraska is a “no-excuse” state, meaning any registered voter may request an early-voting (absentee) ballot, and is not required to provide a reason.

How to Apply.

You can apply for an early-voting ballot by contacting your county election office by mail or by fax. You can print an online early voting application, complete the form, and then mail, fax or scan/take a picture of your application and email it to your county election office. The last day for an early-voting application to be received is 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the election.

See details of early voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM in the Central Time Zone and from 7 AM to 7 PM in the Mountain Time Zone. 

Find your polling location.


Voter ID Requirements

Only first-time voters who registered without providing ID will be asked to show ID at the polls.

See Election Day FAQ for more info

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.