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
Jennifer Hammond, Elections Coordinator
Ben Larsen, Elections Specialist I
Abbie Overturf, Administrative Assistant

Nebraska Voter Information Lookup

Register to vote online

Active Voter Registrations*

Republican: 602,410
Democratic: 346,526
Libertarian: 18,267
Legal Marijuana NOW: 2333
Nonpartisan: 268,136
Total: 1,237,672
*As of May 3, 2022

Next Statewide Election

05/10/2022 Gubernatorial Statewide Primary Election

Dates & Deadlines

Election Day

  • 8 AM CT (7 AM MT) - Polls open
  • 7 PM CT (6 PM MT)- Deadline for agent to pick up early voting ballot
  • 8 PM CT (7 PM MT) - Deadline for return of voter registration form with an
    early voting ballot - in person
  • 8 PM CT (7 PM MT) - Deadline for obtaining a replacement ballot in
  • 8 PM CT (7 PM MT) - Deadline for return of early voting ballot - in person
  • 8 PM CT (7 PM MT) - Deadline for an early voting ballot received by mail
    to be in the possession of the clerk or commissioner
  • 8 PM CT (7 PM MT) - Polls close
  • 8 PM CT (7 PM MT) - The first time any returns or partial returns may be

Deadline for verification and notification to the state system of provisional ballots status

11:00 A.M. Board of State Canvassers certify election results

9 A.M. Conduct recounts for candidates who filed with the Secretary of State

Deadline for political subdivisions who appear only on the general election ballot to certify the offices to be filled, terms, vacancies, votes cast, and filing deadlines for each office

Special Election - U.S. Congressional District 1