Nebraska

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Federal Election Deadlines

State Primary May 13, 2014 General Election November 4, 2014
Registration By mail April 25, 2014 In-person May 2, 2014 By mail October 17, 2014 In-person October 24, 2014
Ballot Request May 7, 2014 October 29, 2014
Ballot Return 7 PM, May 13, 2014 7 PM, November 4, 2014

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

How can I register to vote as a military or overseas voter?

Fill out and return the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to your local election office. This form allows you to register to vote and identifies you as a voter covered by UOCAVA (Federal law providing special protections).

What is my voting residence?

The place you consider your true, fixed and permanent home.

Do I need to claim a political party to vote in primary elections?

No.

How can I submit my FPCA?

By mail, email and fax. The original documents must also be mailed when submitting by email or fax.

How often must I submit my FPCA?

The FPCA is good for all regularly scheduled Federal, State and local elections in the calendar year it is submitted. You should submit a new one every time your address changes or every year.

If I am currently registered to vote, how may I request an absentee ballot?

You may request a ballot from your county election office in-person, or by agent, mail or fax.

How can I return my voted ballot or Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

Voted ballots must be returned by mail. If you receive your ballot and you do not think that it will arrive at the county election office by the deadline, contact your county election office to make other arrangements.

What must I do to use the FWAB and can I use the FWAB to vote in State and local elections?

You may use the FWAB to vote in any election at any time, without having made a previous request for an absentee ballot. However, be mindful of the registration dates if you have not previously registered to vote. The FWAB may be used to vote in Federal, State and local elections.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I register to vote in this State?

Yes, but with exceptions (see the following section entitled "Voting by citizens who have never lived in the U.S.")

Will I need a notary or witness for my FPCA or FWAB?

No.

Where can I find information about the candidates and/or other items that will be on my ballot?

A list of filed candidates and their basic information can be found on the Secretary of State's website www.sos.ne.gov. However, further information must be attained from third-party sources.

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal, State and local elections for the calendar year in which it is submitted. You should submit a new application after January 1 of each year.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that describes you.

Block 2

Political affiliation is not necessary to vote in Nebraska's primary. Registered nonpartisan voters can vote a nonpartisan ballot, or they may request a non-partisan Republican ballot or a non-partisan Democrat ballot. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official no later than the third Friday before the election.

Political party affiliation is not required for general elections.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle). If you are married and assumed the name of your spouse, write your previous name here.

Block 4

Date of birth.

Your valid Nebraska Driver's License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number is only required for voter registration if you are registering for the first time and submitting your application by mail.

If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, the State shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

Nebraska allows you to receive the blank ballot by mail, email or fax.
Please rank your preference of how you would like to receive your absentee ballot. Provide your email address or fax number in Block 5. If you do not make a selection, then your local election official will mail your ballot to you.

Block 7

Complete street address of your Nebraska voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Complete address where you want your ballot sent, usually where you currently live.

Block 9

In addition to mailing a regular ballot, Nebraska provides a State Special Write-In Absentee Ballot 60 days before the election to any voter residing outside the U.S. This ballot allows you to vote for local, State, and Federal offices. To request it, write "I am outside the territorial limits of the U.S. I request a special write-in absentee ballot." Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

Nebraska allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email and fax. The original documents must also be mailed when submitting by email or fax.

If you choose to mail your FPCA, mail the form directly to your local election office. Addresses can be found at the end of this section.

If you choose to email your FPCA, you should send the form as a signed, scanned attachment. Email directly to your local election office. The original documents must also be mailed. Email addresses can be found at http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/clerks.html.

If you choose to fax your FPCA, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to your local election official. The original documents must also be mailed. Fax numbers can be found at http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/clerks.html. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service to fax your FPCA toll free.

To use the Electronic Transmission Service, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or at FVAP.gov, and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found on the inside back cover or at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your registration/absentee ballot request, contact your local election office or refer to Nebraska's voter registration verification website at https://www.militaryoverseas.necvr.ne.gov/.

Your jurisdiction will contact you if your application is denied.

Other ballot request methods

Ballot request by letter
You may apply in writing for a State registration form and an absentee ballot. Include your full name, signature, address of your legal voting residence, type of election (primary/general), and political party (if requesting a ballot for a primary election).

Your signed letter may be sent by mail, fax or as an email attachment and must be received by your local election office no later than 18 days before the election. However if you are registered and wish to request a ballot, you may send a written request to be received at your local election office by the Wednesday prior to the election.

Ballot request by proxy
Your spouse, parent, son, daughter or any other person acting as an agent may apply for an absentee ballot on your behalf.

Late registration

Any member of the Uniformed Services or any civilian citizen, who was discharged from overseas Federal service or employment after the registration deadline, may register to vote in the local election office of his or her county of voting residence by noon on the day before the election.

Voting by citizens who have never lived in the U.S.

U.S. citizens of voting age who have never resided in the U.S. but have a parent who is eligible to vote in Nebraska, and have not registered to vote in any other State of the U.S., are eligible to register to vote in one county in which either of their parents claimed residence (for local, State, and Federal office ballots). The citizen must include with the registration a signed form provided by the Nebraska Election Commissioner or local election office.

Voting your ballot

Voted ballots must be received by the local election office before the close of polls on Election Day.

No witness or notary is required on voted ballots.

Voted ballots must be returned by mail. If you receive your ballot and you do not think that it will arrive at the county election office by the deadline, contact your county election office make other arrangements.

Overseas Uniformed Service members should request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DOD applied to their ballot materials at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). This label provides free express mail service to your local election official for voted ballots mailed on or before the general election date. You retain a portion of the label for tracking your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.

Tracking your ballot

You may track the status of your ballot at https://www.militaryoverseas.necvr.ne.gov/.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

Nebraska allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary, special, runoff and general elections for Federal, State and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues. Feel free to use the FWAB to vote any time before an election.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Nebraska allows you to use this form for registration.

Block 2

Select the category that describes you.

Block 3

Name (Last, First, Middle). If you are married and assumed the name of your spouse, write your previous name here.

Block 4

Date of birth.

Your valid Nebraska Driver's License number OR the last four digits of your Social Security number is required for voter registration. If you do not possess either of these identification numbers, the State shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for voter registration purposes.

Block 5

Recommended but not required. Provide your contact information to allow your local election official to follow up if more information is required.

Block 6

If you are using this form to register political affiliation is not necessary to vote in primaries. Registered nonpartisan voters can vote a non-partisan ballot, or they may request a nonpartisan Republican ballot or a nonpartisan Democrat ballot. If you want to change your political party affiliation, submit a completed FPCA indicating your new party preference to the local election official no later than the third Friday before the election. Political party affiliation is not required if only requesting absentee ballots for general elections.

Block 7

Complete street address of your Nebraska voting residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If you address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block 9. This address must be within the county where you claim legal voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the local election official in accepting this ballot or application.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness or notary required.

Vote your FWAB

Vote for any office in Federal, State or local elections. To find out the races and candidates for which you can vote, go to www.sos.State.ne.us/elec/. For each office for which you vote, write in either a candidate's name or a political party designation. Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope.

How and where to submit your FWAB

If using the FWAB simultaneously as a registration form and voted ballot, it must be received by the local election office by the registration deadline.

The FWAB must be returned by mail. If you receive your ballot and you do not think it will arrive at the county election office by the deadline, contact your county election office to make other arrangements.

Local election offices for county

If you cannot find information for your jurisdiction, please click on the LEO Search to find contact information.

County Mailing Address
Adams Adams County Clerk
PO Box 2067
Hastings, NE 68902-2067
Phone: 402-461-7107 Fax: 402-461-7185
Antelope Antelope County Clerk
PO Box 26
Neligh, NE 68756-0026
Phone: 402-887-4410 Fax: 402-887-4719
Arthur Arthur County Clerk
PO Box 126
Arthur, NE 69121-0126
Phone: 308-764-2203 Fax: 308-764-2216
Banner Banner County Clerk
PO Box 67
Harrisburg, NE 69345-0067
Phone: 308-436-5265 Fax: 308-436-4180
Blaine Blaine County Clerk
145 Lincoln Avenue
Brewster, NE 68821-9700
Phone: 308-547-2222 Fax: 308-547-2228
Boone Boone County Clerk
222 South 4th Street
Albion, NE 68620-1247
Phone: 402-395-2055 Fax: 402-395-2055
Box Butte Box Butte County Clerk
PO Box 678
Alliance, NE 69301-0678
Phone: 308-762-6565 Fax: 308-762-2867
Boyd Boyd County Clerk
PO Box 26
Butte, NE 68722-0028
Phone: 402-775-2391 Fax: 402-775-2146
Brown Brown County Clerk
148 West 4th Street
Ainsworth, NE 69210-1647
Phone: 402-387-2705 Fax: 402-387-0918
Buffalo Buffalo Election Commissioner
PO Box 1270
Kearney, NE 68847-1270
Phone: 308-236-1233 Fax: 308-233-3663
Burt Burt County Clerk
PO Box 87
Tekamah, NE 68061-1096
Phone: 402-374-2955 Fax: 402-374-2956
Butler Butler County Clerk
451 N. 5th Street
David City, NE 68632-0289
Phone: 402-367-7430 Fax: 402-367-3329
Cass Cass Election Commissioner
201 Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Phone: 402-296-9309 Fax: 402-296-1001
Cedar Cedar County Clerk
PO Box 47
Hartington, NE 68739-0047
Phone: 402-254-7411 Fax: 402-254-7410
Chase Chase County Clerk
PO Box 1299
Imperial, NE 69033-1299
Phone: 308-882-7500 Fax: 308-882-7552
Cherry Cherry County Clerk
PO box 120
Valentine, NE 69201-0120
Phone: 402-376-2771 Fax: 402-376-3095
Cheyenne Cheyenne County Clerk
PO Box 217
Sidney, NE 69162-0217
Phone: 308-254-2141 Fax: 308-254-5049
Clay Clay County Clerk
111 W. Fairfield St.
Clay Center, NE 68933-1499
Phone: 402-762-3463 Fax: 402-762-3506
Colfax Colfax County Clerk
411 East 11th Street
Schuyler, NE 68661-1987
Phone: 402-352-8504 Fax: 402-352-8515
Cuming Cuming County Clerk
200 South Lincoln Street Room 100
West Point, NE 68788
Phone: 402-372-6002 Fax: 402-372-6013
Custer Custer County Clerk
431 South 10th Street
Broken Bow, NE 68822-2099
Phone: 308-872-5701 Fax: 308-872-6139
Dakota Dakota County Clerk
PO Box 39
Dakota City, NE 68731-0038
Phone: 402-987-2125 Fax: 402-494-9229
Dawes Dawes County Clerk
451 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337-2698
Phone: 308-432-0100 Fax: 308-432-5179
Dawson Dawson County Clerk
700 W. Washington, Room A
Lexington, NE 68850
Phone: 308-324-6106 Fax: 308-324-9834
Deuel Deuel County Clerk
PO Box 327
Chappell, NE 69129-0327
Phone: 308-874-3308 Fax: 308-874-3472
Dixon Dixon County Clerk
PO Box 546
Ponca, NE 68770-0546
Phone: 402-755-5602 Fax: 402-755-5650
Dodge Dodge County Clerk
435 North Park, Rm. 102
Fremont, NE 68025-4967
Phone: 402-727-2767 Fax: 402-727-2764
Douglas Douglas Election Commissioner
225 North 115th Street
Omaha, NE 68154-2520
Phone: 402-444-8683 Fax: 402-444-4181
Dundy Dundy County Clerk
PO Box 506
Benkelman, NE 69021-0506
Phone: 308-423-2058 Fax: 308-423-2325
Fillmore Fillmore County Clerk
PO Box 307
Geneva, NE 69361-0307
Phone: 402-759-4931 Fax: 402-759-4307
Franklin Franklin County Clerk
PO Box 146
Franklin, NE 68939-0146
Phone: 308-425-6202 Fax: 308-425-6093
Frontier Frontier County Clerk
PO Box 40
Stockville, NE 69042-0040
Phone: 308-367-8641 Fax: 308-367-8730
Furnas Furnas County Clerk
PO Box 387
Beaver City, NE 68926-0387
Phone: 308-268-4145 Fax: 308-268-3205
Gage Gage County Clerk
PO Box 429
Beatrice, NE 68310-0429
Phone: 402-223-1300 Fax: 402-223-1371
Garden Garden County Clerk
PO Box 486
Oshkosh, NE 69154-0486
Phone: 308-772-3924 Fax: 308-772-0124
Garfield Garfield County Clerk
PO Box 218
Burwell, NE 68823-0218
Phone: 308-346-4161 Fax: 308-346-4651
Gosper Gosper County Clerk
PO Box 136
Elwood, NE 68937-0136
Phone: 308-785-2611 Fax: 308-785-2300
Grant Grant County Clerk
PO Box 139
Hyannis, NE 69350-0139
Phone: 308-458-2488 Fax: 308-458-2780
Greeley Greeley County Clerk
PO Box 287
Greeley, NE 68842-0287
Phone: 308-428-3625 Fax: 308-428-3022
Hall Hall Election Commissioner
121 South Pine Street, Suite 8
Grand Island, NE 68801-6099
Phone: 308-385-5085 Fax: 308-385-5071
Hamilton Hamilton County Clerk
1111 13th Street, Suite 1
Aurora, NE 68818-2017
Phone: 402-694-3443 Fax: 402-694-2297
Harlan Harlan County Clerk
PO box 698
Alma, NE 68920-0379
Phone: 308-928-2173 Fax: 308-928-2079
Hayes Hayes County Clerk
PO Box 370
Hayes Center, NE 69032-0370
Phone: 308-286-3413 Fax: 308-286-3208
Hitchcock Hitchcock County Clerk
PO Box 248
Trenton, NE 69044-0248
Phone: 308-334-5646 Fax: 308-334-5398
Holt Holt County Clerk
PO Box 329
O'Neil, NE 68763-0329
Phone: 402-336-1762 Fax: 402-336-1762
Hooker Hooker County Clerk
PO Box 184
Mullen, NE 69152-0184
Phone: 308-546-2244 Fax: 308-546-2490
Howard Howard County Clerk
PO Box 25
Saint Paul, NE 68873-0025
Phone: 308-754-4343 Fax: 308-754-4125
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk
411 4th Street
Fairbury, NE 68352-2536
Phone: 402-729-2323 Fax: 402-729-6806
Johnson Johnson County Clerk
PO Box 416
Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416
Phone: 402-335-6300 Fax: 402-335-6311
Kearney Kearney County Clerk
PO Box 339
Minden, NE 68959-0339
Phone: 308-832-2723 Fax: 308-832-2729
Keith Keith County Clerk
511 N. Spruce Street, Suite 102
Ogallala, NE 69153-2146
Phone: 308-284-4726 Fax: 308-284-6277
Keya Paha Keya Paha County Clerk
PO Box 349
Springview, NE 68778-0349
Phone: 402-497-3791 Fax: 402-497-3799
Kimball Kimball County Clerk
114 East 3rd St., Suite 6
Kimball, NE 69145-1296
Phone: 308-235-2241 Fax: 308-235-3654
Knox Knox County Clerk
PO Box 166
Center, NE 68724-0166
Phone: 402-288-5604 Fax: 402-288-5605
Lancaster Lancaster Election Commissioner
601 North 46th Steet
Lincoln, NE 68503-3720
Phone: 402-441-7311 Fax: 402-441-6379
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk
301 N. Jeffers, Room 101
North Platte, NE 69101-3997
Phone: 308-534-4350 Fax: 308-535-3522
Logan Logan County Clerk
PO Box 8
Stapleton, NE 69163-0008
Phone: 308-636-2311 Fax: 308-636-2333
Loup Loup County Clerk
PO Box 187
Taylor, NE 68879-0187
Phone: 308-942-3135 Fax: 308-942-3103
Madison Madison County Clerk
PO Box 290
Madison, NE 68748-0290
Phone: 402-454-3311 Fax: 402-454-6682
McPherson McPherson County Clerk
PO Box 122
Tryon, NE 69167-0122
Phone: 308-587-2363 Fax: 308-587-2363
Merrick Merrick County Clerk
PO Box 27
Central City, NE 68826-0027
Phone: 308-946-2881 Fax: 308-946-2332
Morrill Morrill County Clerk
PO Box 610
Bridgeport, NE 69336-0610
Phone: 308-262-0860 Fax: 308-262-2260
Nance Nance County Clerk
PO Box 338
Fullerton, NE 68638-0338
Phone: 308-536-2331 Fax: 308-536-2742
Nemaha Nemaha County Clerk
1824 N Street, Suite 29
Auburn, NE 68305-2399
Phone: 402-274-4213 Fax: 402-274-4389
Nuckolls Nuckolls County Clerk
PO Box 366
Nelson, NE 68961-0366
Phone: 402-225-4361 Fax: 402-225-4301
Otoe Otoe County Clerk
PO Box 249
Nebraska City, NE 68410-0249
Phone: 402-873-9505 Fax: 402-873-9506
Pawnee Pawnee County Clerk
PO Box 431
Pawnee City, NE 68420-0431
Phone: 402-852-2962 Fax: 402-852-2963
Perkins Perkins County Clerk
PO Box 156
Grant, NE 69140-0156
Phone: 308-352-4643 Fax: 308-352-2455
Phelps Phelps County Clerk
PO Box 404
Holdrege, NE 68949-0404
Phone: 308-995-4469 Fax: 308-995-4368
Pierce Pierce County Clerk
111 W. Court Room 1
Pierce, NE 68767-0218
Phone: 402-329-4225 Fax: 402-329-6439
Platte Platte Election Commissioner
PO Box 513
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: 402-563-4908 Fax: 402-564-7733
Polk Polk County Clerk
PO Box 276
Osceola, NE 68651-0276
Phone: 402-747-5431 Fax: 402-747-2656
Red Willow Red Willow County Clerk
502 Norris Avenue
McCook, NE 69001-3159
Phone: 308-345-1552 Fax: 308-345-4460
Richardson Richardson County Clerk
1700 Stone Avenue Room 203
Falls City, NE 68355-2091
Phone: 402-245-2911 Fax: 402-245-2946
Rock Rock County Clerk
PO Box 367
Bassett, NE 68714-0367
Phone: 402-684-3933 Fax: 402-684-2741
Saline Saline County Clerk
PO Box 865
Wilber, NE 68465-0865
Phone: 402-821-2374 Fax: 402-821-3381
Sarpy Sarpy Election Commissioner
501 Olson Drive Suite 4
Papillion, NE 68046-2845
Phone: 402-593-2166 Fax: 402-593-5770
Saunders Saunders County Clerk
PO Box 61
Wahoo, NE 68066-0061
Phone: 402-443-8101 Fax: 402-443-5010
Scotts Scotts Bluff County Clerk
1825 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341-2487
Phone: 308-436-6600 Fax: 308-436-3178
Seward Seward County Clerk
PO Box 190
Seward, NE 68434-0190
Phone: 402-643-2883 Fax: 402-643-2228
Sheridan Sheridan County Clerk
PO Box 39
Rushville, NE 69360-0039
Phone: 308-327-5650 Fax: 308-327-2712
Sherman Sherman County Clerk
PO Box 456
Loup City, NE 68853-0456
Phone: 308-745-1513 Fax: 308-745-0297
Sioux Sioux County Clerk
PO Box 158
Harrison, NE 69346-0158
Phone: 308-668-2443 Fax: 308-668-2443
Stanton Stanton County Clerk
PO Box 347
Stanton, NE 68779-0347
Phone: 402-439-2222 Fax: 402-439-2200
Thayer Thayer County Clerk
225 N. 4th Street, Room 201
Hebron, NE 68370
Phone: 402-768-6126 Fax: 402-768-2129
Thomas Thomas County Clerk
PO Box 226
Thedford, NE 69166-0226
Phone: 308-645-2261 Fax: 308-645-2623
Thurston Thurston County Clerk
PO Box G
Pender, NE 68047-0138
Phone: 402-385-2343 Fax: 402-385-3544
Valley Valley County Clerk
125 South 15th Street
Ord, NE 68862-1444
Phone: 308-728-3700 Fax: 308-728-7725
Washington Washington County Clerk
PO Box 466
Blair, NE 68008-0466
Phone: 402-426-6822 Fax: 402-426-6825
Wayne Wayne County Clerk
501 Pearl Street, Ste 5
Wayne, NE 68787-1939
Phone: 402-375-2288 Fax: 402-375-4137
Webster Webster County Clerk
PO Box 250
Red Cloud, NE 68970-2399
Phone: 402-746-2716 Fax: 402-746-2710
Wheeler Wheeler County Clerk
PO Box 127
Bartlett, NE 68622-0127
Phone: 308-654-3235 Fax: 308-750-3470
York York County Clerk
510 Lincoln Avenue
York, NE 68467-2945
Phone: 402-362-7759 Fax: 402-362-7558