Elections Division

The Secretary of State serves as Nebraska’s chief election officer. Working with election officials in the state’s 93 counties, the Elections Division oversees election law, the conduct of elections in the state, election tabulation equipment and the state voter registration system. The division accepts candidate filings and tabulates results for statewide, legislative, judicial retention and certain district elections. The division oversees filings for statewide initiative and referendum petitions.

Phone: (402) 471-2555
Fax: (402) 471-7834
TTY: (402) 471-7229
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94608, Lincoln, NE 68509-4608
Location: 1221 N Street, Suite 103, Lincoln, NE 68508
Email: sos.elect@nebraska.gov

Elections Team

Wayne Bena, Deputy SOS - Elections
Andrew Buller, Assistant Deputy for Elections
Heather Doxon, Training and Implementation Coordinator
Jennifer Hammond, Elections Specialist II
Ben Larsen, Administrative Assistant

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Nebraska Voter Information Lookup

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Active Voter Registrations*

Republican:    606,884
Democratic:   370,569
Libertarian:      17,894
Nonpartisan:  272,019
Total:            1,267,366

*As of October 26, 2020

Next Statewide Election

Anticipated Date: 05/10/2022 Gubernatorial Statewide Primary Election

Dates & Deadlines

11/23/2020
Abstract of votes due in the office of the Secretary of State.

11/30/2020

At 12:30 PM - Board of State Canvassers meets to certify the election results.

12/2/2020
At 9 AM - The time to conduct recounts for candidates who filed with the
Secretary of State.

12/3/2020

  • Deadline to complete general election voter history.
  • Last day the copy of a petition may be served on the person whose election
    is being contested when contesting the election of Constitutional Officers,
    and members of the Public Service Commission, Board of Regents and State
    Board of Education.
  • Last day the copy of a petition may be served on the Secretary of State
    contesting the election of constitutional amendment or statutes by initiative
    or referendum.

12/14/2020

  • Last day for petition to be filed in Lancaster County District Court
    contesting the election of Constitutional Officers, and members of the Public
    Service Commission, Board of Regents and State Board of Education.
  • Last day for petition to be filed in Lancaster County District Court
    contesting the election of constitutional amendment or statutes by initiative
    or referendum.
  • Last day to deliver certificates of nomination or certificates of election.