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 I
Ben Larsen, Administrative Assistant

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Active Voter Registrations*

Republican:    577,536
Democratic:   355,016
Libertarian:      15,360
Nonpartisan:  261,433
Total:            1,209,345

*As of February 3, 2020

Next Statewide Election

05/12/2020 - Statewide Primary

Dates & Deadlines

First day a person may request an early voting ballot.

Last day for incumbents (any current office holder) to file for office on the primary election ballot.

Last day for non-incumbents (new filers) to file for office on the primary election ballot.