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
Wayne Bena, Deputy SOS - Elections
Andrew Buller, Assistant Deputy for Elections
Heather Doxon, Training and Implementation Coordinator
Jennifer Hammond, Elections Coordinator
Ben Larsen, Elections Specialist I
Active Voter Registrations*
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|*As of November 1, 2021|
Next Statewide Election
05/10/2022 Gubernatorial Statewide Primary Election
Dates & Deadlines
12/03/2021 - Last day to change party affiliation to meet member of party requirement on candidate filings.
12/30/2021 - Last day a political subdivision may request the adjustment of election district boundaries, unless an extension is given by the Secretary of State.
01/01/2022 - First day of an election year a person qualifying under UOCAVA may simultaneously register to vote and make an application for early voting ballots through FPCA or personal letter.
01/05/2022 - Candidate filing period begins
Last day for political subdivisions to certify to the Secretary of State, county clerks or election commissioners the offices to be filled, terms, vacancies, votes to cast, and filing deadlines for each office.
01/10/2022 - First day to accept early voting ballot request for the primary election.
01/18/2022 - Last day for a new political party to submit petitions with the Secretary of State to qualify for the upcoming primary election.
02/15/2022 - Incumbent (any current office holder) filing deadline for an office to appear on the primary election ballot.
03/01/2022 - Non-incumbent (new filers) filing deadline for an office to appear on the primary election ballot.
Last day for a candidate to file a statement of financial interest with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, if required.
Last day for a candidate, whose filing deadlines are February 15 or March 1, to withdraw their name and decline to be a candidate.