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Early-Voting Ballots

Criteria. 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 in person, by mail or by fax. You can print an online early-voting application, complete the form, and then mail or fax it to your county election office. The last day for an for an early-voting application to be received is 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the election.

Time Frame for Voting. All county election offices will accept early-voting applications up to 120 days prior to a statewide primary, general election or special election. However, regular early-voting ballots are not sent out or voted until at least 35 days before a primary or general election and 15 days prior to all other elections. All early-voting ballots whether delivered in person, by mail or by other carrier must arrive by the close of polls on the day of the election.

Voting in Person. You can vote early in person at your county election office for a period prior to an election (30 days prior to a primary or general election and 15 days for all other elections). The day before the election is the last day to vote early in person.


Click here to obtain an early-voting application.

The early-voting application should be sent to your county election office. Click here to obtain contact information for county election offices.

If you are from out of state and not registered in Nebraska, click here to find the contact information for your state.