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Upcoming Elections in Nebraska

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Election Day
Absentee Ballot Begins: First day to accept Early Voting ballot request for the general election July 11,2016
Constitutional & Initiative Petitions - Last day to file petitions: Last day for new political party to submit petitions with the Secretary of State to qualify for the General Election. August 1,2016
Absentee Ballot Begins: Deadline to have Early Voting ballots ready and sent to UOCAVA voters with requests on file. September 23,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Early voting starts October 11,2016
Voter Registration deadline - Electronic (online): Last day to mail an early voting ballot with a mail-in registration application form to a person not registered to vote. October 21,2016
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Last day to register by mail by 6pm October 21,2016
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Last day to accept a mail-in registration with an illegible postmark. October 25,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: At 6 p.m. last day for in person voter registration October 28,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline: Last day for write-in candidate to file notarized affidavit and filing fee with the filing officer. October 28,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline: Last day to request absentee ballot by 4pm November 2,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Last day for Early Voting- in person - at the County Clerk or Election Commissioner office November 7,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last day to return absentee ballot by 8pm November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Kearney Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Stan Clouse - Population(31,790)
November 8, 2016
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Any registered voter who does not have two consecutive hours in the period between the time of the opening and closing of the polls during which he or she is not required to be present at work for an employer shall be entitled on election day to be absent from employment for such a period of time as will in addition to his or her nonworking time total two consecutive hours between the time of the opening and closing of the polls. If the registered voter applies for such leave of absence prior to or on election day, the registered voter shall not be liable for any penalty and no deduction shall be made from his or her salary or wages on account of such absence. The employer may specify the hours during which the employee may be absent.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Do I need a voting card or my ID in order to vote?

  • No, the card is for information only and does not need to be presented to election officials in order to vote. The only time voters are asked for their ID is if they were a first time Nebraska registrant who mailed in their registration application and didn’t provide ID at that time.

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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Poll Hours: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM

At all elections in the area of this state lying within the Mountain Standard or Mountain Daylight time zone, the polls shall open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. of the same day, and in the area lying within the Central Standard or Central Daylight time zone, the polls shall open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. of the same day.

If at the hour of closing there are any persons desiring to vote who are in the polling place or in a line at the polling place and who have not been able to vote since appearing at the polling place, the polls shall be kept open reasonably long enough after the hour for closing to allow those present at that hour to vote. No person arriving after the hour when the polls have officially closed shall be entitled to vote.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use to Locate Your Polling Place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Am I eligible To Vote in Nebraska?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Nebraska

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Nebraska?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Nebraska? Click here for more information

What's on Nebraska ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Nebraska?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Nebraska

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Nebraska if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Nebraska?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Nebraska? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote