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Federal Election Deadlines

Presidential Primary May 10, 2016 State Primary May 10, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016
Registration By Mail: Received by 6 PM, April 22, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by 6 PM, April 29, 2016 By Mail: Received by 6 PM, April 22, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by 6 PM, April 29, 2016 By Mail: Received by 6 PM, October 21, 2016 By Email or Fax: Received by 6 PM, October 28, 2016
Ballot Request Received by 4 PM, May 4, 2016 Received by 4 PM, May 4, 2016 Received by 4 PM, November 2, 2016
Ballot Return Received by 8 PM CT/ 7 PM MT, May 10, 2016 Received by 8 PM CT/ 7 PM MT, May 10, 2016 Received by 8 PM CT/ 7 PM MT, November 8, 2016

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

These dates are tentative, pending approval from the Nebraska Attorney General's Office.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is temporary registration?

The FPCA will only temporarily register you to vote. This means that you will be registered and can vote in the elections in which the FPCA allows you to do so.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online 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 in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

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

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and has a parent or legal guardian that was last registered in Nebraska is eligible to vote in Nebraska as long as he or she has not registered or voted in another State.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

No.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/VoterView/AbsenteeBallotSearch.do

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/nebraska

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) temporarily registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the State absentee ballot by mail or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices " section. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

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

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

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

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FWAB: Fax your FWAB directly to your election official. Be sure to include your ballot, signed Voter Declaration/Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FWAB toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Adams Adams County Clerk
500 W 4th St, Rm 109
Hastings, NE 68902
Phone: (402) 461-7107
Fax: (402) 461-7185
Antelope Antelope County Clerk
501 Main St
Neligh, NE 68756
Phone: (402) 887-4410
Fax: (402) 887-4719
Arthur Arthur County Clerk
205 First St
Arthur, NE 69121
Phone: (308) 764-2203
Fax: (308) 764-2216
Banner Banner County Clerk
206 State St
Harrisburg, NE 69345
Phone: (308) 436-5265
Fax: (308) 436-4180
Blaine Blaine County Clerk
145 Lincoln Ave
Brewster, NE 68821
Phone: (308) 547-2222 x201
Fax: (308) 547-2228
Boone Boone County Clerk
222 4th St
Albion, NE 68620
Phone: (402) 395-2055
Fax: (402) 395-2055
Box Butte Box Butte County Clerk
P.O. Box 678
Allliance, NE 69301
Phone: (308) 762-6565
Fax: (308) 762-2867
Boyd Boyd County Clerk
401 Thayer St
Butte, NE 68722
Phone: (402) 775-2391
Fax: (402) 775-2146
Brown Brown County Clerk
148 W 4th St
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Phone: (402) 387-2705
Fax: (402) 387-0918
Buffalo Buffalo Election Commissioner
1512 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: (308) 236-1233
Fax: (308) 233-3663
Burt Burt County Clerk
111 N 13th St., Ste 8
Tekamah, NE 68061
Phone: (402) 374-2955
Fax: (402) 374-2956
Butler Butler County Clerk
451 N 5th St
David City, NE 68632
Phone: (402) 367-7430
Fax: (402) 367-7436
Cass Cass Election Commissioner
201 Main St
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Phone: (402) 296-9309
Fax: (402) 296-9509
Cedar Cedar County Clerk
101 South Broadway
Hartington, NE 68739
Phone: (402) 254-7411
Fax: (402) 254-7410
Chase Chase County Clerk
921 Broadway St.
Imperial, NE 69033
Phone: (308) 882-7500
Fax: (308) 882-7552
Cherry Cherry County Clerk
365 N Main St
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: (402) 376-2771
Fax: (402) 376-3095
Cheyenne Cheyenne County Clerk
1000 - 10th Ave
Sidney, NE 69162
Phone: (308) 254-2141
Fax: (308) 254-5049
Clay Clay County Clerk
111 W Fairfield St
Clay Center, NE 68933
Phone: (402) 762-3463
Fax: (402) 762-3468
Colfax Colfax County Clerk
411 E 11th St.
Schuyler, NE 68661
Phone: (402) 352-8504
Fax: (402) 352-8515
Cuming Cuming County Clerk
200 S Lincoln St Rm 100
West Point, NE 68788
Phone: (402) 372-6002
Fax: (402) 372-6013
Custer Custer County Clerk
431 S 10th
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Phone: (308) 872-5701
Fax: (308) 872-6139
Dakota Dakota County Clerk
1601 Broadway St
Dakota City, NE 68731
Phone: (402) 987-2125
Fax: (402) 494-9229
Dawes Dawes County Clerk
451 Main
Chadron, NE 69337
Phone: (308) 432-0100
Fax: (308) 432-5179
Dawson Dawson County Clerk
700 N Washington, Rm A
Lexington, NE 68850
Phone: (308) 324-2127
Fax: (308) 324-6106
Deuel Deuel County Clerk
718 Third St
Chappell, NE 69129
Phone: (308) 874-3308
Fax: (308) 874-3472
Dixon Dixon County Clerk
302 W 3rd St
Ponca, NE 68770
Phone: (402) 755-5602
Fax: (402) 755-5650
Dodge Dodge County Clerk
435 N Park, Rm. 102
Fremont, NE 68025
Phone: (402) 727-2767
Fax: (402) 727-2764
Douglas Douglas Election Commissioner
225 N 115th St.
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: (402) 444-8683
Fax: (402) 444-4181
Dundy Dundy County Clerk
112 7th Ave W
Benkelman, NE 69021
Phone: (308) 423-2058
Fax: (308) 423-2325
Fillmore Fillmore County Clerk
900 G St
Geneva, NE 68361
Phone: (402) 759-4931
Fax: (402) 759-4307
Franklin Franklin County Clerk
405 - 15th Ave
Franklin, NE 68939
Phone: (308) 425-6202
Fax: (308) 425-6093
Frontier Frontier County Clerk
Wellington St
Stockville, NE 69042
Phone: (308) 367-8641
Fax: (308) 367-8730
Furnas Furnas County Clerk
912 R St
Beaver City, NE 68926
Phone: (308) 268-4145
Fax: (308) 268-3205
Gage Gage County Clerk
612 Grant St
Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone: (402) 223-1300
Fax: (402) 223-1371
Garden Garden County Clerk
611 Main St
Oshkosh, NE 69154
Phone: (308) 772-3924
Fax: (308) 772-9926
Garfield Garfield County Clerk
250 S 8th Ave
Burwell, NE 68823
Phone: (308) 346-4161
Fax: (308) 346-4651
Gosper Gosper County Clerk
507 Smith Ave
Elwood, NE 68937
Phone: (308) 785-2611
Fax: (308) 785-2300
Grant Grant County Clerk
105 E Harrison St
Hyannis, NE 69350
Phone: (308) 458-2488
Fax: (308) 458-2780
Greeley Greeley County Clerk
101 S Kildare St.
Greeley, NE 68842
Phone: (308) 428-3625
Fax: (308) 428-3022
Hall Hall Election Commissioner
121 South Pine
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: (308) 385-5085
Fax: (308) 385-5071
Hamilton Hamilton County Clerk
1111 13th St., StE 1
Aurora, NE 68818
Phone: (402) 694-3443
Fax: (402) 694-2297
Harlan Harlan County Clerk
706 W 2nd St
Alma, NE 68920
Phone: (308) 928-2173
Fax: (308) 928-2079
Hayes Hayes County Clerk
505 Troth
Hayes Center, NE 69032
Phone: (308) 286-3413
Fax: (308) 286-3208
Hitchcock Hitchcock County Clerk
229 E D St
Trenton, NE 69044
Phone: (308) 334-5646
Fax: (308) 334-5398
Holt Holt County Clerk
204 N 4th St
O'Neill, NE 68763
Phone: (402) 336-1762
Fax: (402) 336-1762
Hooker Hooker County Clerk
303 NW First St.
Mullen, NE 69152
Phone: (308) 546-2244
Fax: (308) 546-2490
Howard Howard County Clerk
612 Indian St
St. Paul, NE 68873
Phone: (308) 754-4343
Fax: (308) 754-4266
Jefferson Jefferson County Clerk
411 4th St
Fairbury, NE 68352
Phone: (402) 729-6818
Fax: (402) 729-6806
Johnson Johnson County Clerk
351 Broadway
Tecumseh, NE 68450
Phone: (402) 335-6300
Fax: (402) 335-6311
Kearney Kearney County Clerk
424 N Colorado Ave
Minden, NE 68959
Phone: (308) 832-2723
Fax: (308) 832-2729
Keith Keith County Clerk
511 N Spruce, Ste 102
Ogallala, NE 69153
Phone: (308) 284-4726
Fax: (308) 284-6277
Keya Paha Keya Paha County Clerk
310 Courthouse Drive
Springview, NE 68778
Phone: (402) 497-3791
Fax: (402) 497-3799
Kimball Kimball County Clerk
114 E 3rd St Ste 6
Kimball, NE 69145
Phone: (308) 235-2241
Fax: (308) 235-3654
Knox Knox County Clerk
206 Main St
Center, NE 68724
Phone: (402) 288-5604
Fax: (402) 288-5605
Lancaster Lancaster Election Commissioner
601 N 46th St
Lincoln, NE 68503
Phone: (402) 441-7311
Fax: (402) 441-6379
Lincoln Lincoln County Clerk
301 N Jeffers, Rm 101
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: (308) 534-4350 x110
Fax: (308) 535-3522
Logan Logan County Clerk
317 Main St
Stapleton, NE 69163
Phone: (308) 636-2311
Fax: (308) 636-2678
Loup Loup County Clerk
408 4th St
Taylor, NE 68879
Phone: (308) 942-3135
Fax: (308) 942-3103
Madison Madison County Clerk
1313 N Main St
Madison, NE 68748
Phone: (402) 454-3311 X136
Fax: (402) 454-6682
McPherson McPherson County Clerk
500 Anderson
Tryon, NE 69167
Phone: (308) 587-2363
Fax: (308) 587-2363
Merrick Merrick County Clerk
1510 18th St
Central City, NE 68826
Phone: (308) 946-2881
Fax: (308) 946-2332
Morrill Morrill County Clerk
6th & L St.
Bridgeport, NE 69336
Phone: (308) 262-0860
Fax: (308) 262-2260
Nance Nance County Clerk
209 Esther
Fullerton, NE 68638
Phone: (308) 536-2331
Fax: (308) 536-2742
Nemaha Nemaha County Clerk
1824 N St
Auburn, NE 68305
Phone: (402) 274-4213
Fax: (402) 274-4389
Nuckolls Nuckolls County Clerk
150 S Main
Nelson, NE 68961
Phone: (402) 225-4361
Fax: (402) 225-4301
Otoe Otoe County Clerk
1021 Central Ave, Room 102
Nebr. City, NE 68410
Phone: (402) 873-9505
Fax: (402) 873-9506
Pawnee Pawnee County Clerk
625 6th St
Pawnee City, NE 68420
Phone: (402) 852-2962
Fax: (402) 852-2963
Perkins Perkins County Clerk
200 Lincoln Ave
Grant, NE 69140
Phone: (308) 352-7560
Fax: (308) 352-7562
Phelps Phelps County Clerk
715 5th Ave
Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone: (308) 995-4469
Fax: (308) 995-4368
Pierce Pierce County Clerk
111 W Court, # 1
Pierce, NE 68767
Phone: (402) 329-4225
Fax: (402) 329-6439
Platte Platte Election Commissioner
2610 14th St.
Columbus, NE 68602
Phone: (402) 563-4908
Fax: (402) 564-7733
Polk Polk County Clerk
400 Hawkeye St
Osceola, NE 68651
Phone: (402) 747-5431
Fax: (402) 747-2656
Red Willow Red Willow County Clerk
502 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001
Phone: (308) 345-1552
Fax: (308) 345-4460
Richardson Richardson County Clerk
1700 Stone St, Rm 203
Falls City, NE 68355
Phone: (402) 245-2911
Fax: (402) 245-2946
Rock Rock County Clerk
400 State St
Bassett, NE 68714
Phone: (402) 684-3933
Fax: (402) 684-2471
Saline Saline County Clerk
215 S Court St
Wilber, NE 68465
Phone: (402) 821-2374
Fax: (402) 821-3381
Sarpy Sarpy Election Commissioner
501 Olson Dr, Ste 4
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone: (402) 593-2166
Fax: (402) 593-5770
Saunders Saunders County Clerk
433 N Chestnut Ste 200
Wahoo, NE 68066
Phone: (402) 443-8101
Fax: (402) 443-8174
Scotts Scotts Bluff County Clerk
1825 10th St
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: (308) 436-6604
Fax: (308) 436-3178
Seward Seward County Clerk
529 Seward St.
Seward, NE 68434
Phone: (402) 643-2883
Fax: (402) 643-2228
Sheridan Sheridan County Clerk
301 E 2nd St
Rushville, NE 69360
Phone: (308) 327-5650
Fax: (308) 327-2712
Sherman Sherman County Clerk
630 O St
Loup City, NE 68853
Phone: (308) 745-1513 X100
Fax: (308) 745-0297
Sioux Sioux County Clerk
325 Main St.
Harrison, NE 69346
Phone: (308) 668-2443
Fax: (308) 668-2443
Stanton Stanton County Clerk
804 Ivy St
Stanton, NE 68779
Phone: (402) 439-2222
Fax: (402) 439-2200
Thayer Thayer County Clerk
225 N 4th St, Rm 201
Hebron, NE 68370
Phone: (402) 768-6126
Fax: (402) 768-2129
Thomas Thomas County Clerk
503 Main St
Thedford, NE 69166
Phone: (308) 645-2261
Fax: (308) 645-2623
Thurston Thurston County Clerk
106 South 5th St
Pender, NE 68047
Phone: (402) 385-2343
Fax: (402) 385-3544
Valley Valley County Clerk
125 S 15th St., StE 202
Ord, NE 68862
Phone: (308) 728-3700
Fax: (308) 728-7725
Washington Washington County Clerk
P.O. Box 466
Blair, NE 68008
Phone: (402) 426-6822
Fax: (402) 426-6825
Wayne Wayne County Clerk
501 Pearl St., Ste 5
Wayne, NE 68787
Phone: (402) 375-2288
Fax: (402) 375-4137
Webster Webster County Clerk
621 N Cedar St
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone: (402) 746-2716
Fax: (402) 746-2710
Wheeler Wheeler County Clerk
3rd & Main
Bartlett, NE 68622
Phone: (308) 654-3235
Fax: (308) 750-3470
York York County Clerk
510 Lincoln Ave
York, NE 68467
Phone: (402) 362-7759
Fax: (402) 362-7558