Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. – Things to Remember
Nebraska Farm Bureau encourages you to vote in this year’s general election on Nov. 3, 2020. This page will share information to help you do everything from register to vote, to casting your ballot in 2020.
Support Agriculture this Election
Nebraska Farm Bureau has a ‘Friends of Agriculture’ designation for federal candidates and makes endorsements in state legislative and other state races from its NEFB-PAC. The NEFB-PAC enables our members to have a collective voice in the political process and supports state and federal legislators that keep farms and ranches moving forward in the future. Farm Bureau members are encouraged to support NEFB-PAC Friends of Agriculture/Endorsements from its slate of candidates on Nov. 3. For information on all Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture/Endorsed candidates please visit NEFB-PAC Friends of Agriculture.
Nebraska offers multiple ways to vote and take part in Nebraska’s general election.
Register to vote in Nebraska
How do I register to vote in Nebraska?
Voter registration deadlines in Nebraska
- Online registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
- Mail-in registration deadline: Must be postmarked by Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
- In person registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
Voting by Mail
Those who wish to vote by mail need to send an early voting application to their local county election official. Applications are due by Oct. 23.
Early voting applications must have a physical signature. The Secretary of State indicates you can take a picture or scan the form and send it to your local county clerk or county election commissioner.
These ballots will begin to be mailed Sept. 28. Ballots sent through the mail can be returned by mail or can be dropped off at secure drop boxes located at county offices across the state.
In Nebraska there are 11 counties that are strictly mail in voting counties. In these counties every registered voter will receive a mail in ballot. They include: Boone, Cedar, Cherry, Clay, Dawes, Dixon, Garden, Knox, Merrick, Morrill, and Stanton counties. If you live in one of these counties you can drop your ballot off in person anytime between Oct. 5 and on Nov. 3 at the County Election Office.
Early Voting in Person
For those who wish to vote early, mail isn’t the only option. In person voting will take place from Oct. 5 to Nov. 2 at local county election offices.
Nebraska is a “no excuse” state, which means anyone can vote ahead of time without giving a reason.
Returning Your Ballot
Completed ballots must be returned before the polls close on election day. Election officials encourage those sending ballots by mail to get them in early to avoid postal delays or use drop boxes.
Voters can also track the status of their ballot online — when it was mailed out and when it was received by the local county election official.
Voting in Person
Voters can vote in person on election day, Nov. 3, 2020. Polls are open from 8 to 8 central time.
- Sept. 28, 2020: Early voting ballots begin to be mailed out.
- Oct. 5, 2020: Early voting in county election offices begin.
- Oct. 23, 2020: Last day to request a ballot to be mailed to you.
- Nov. 2, 2020: Last day to vote in person early in county election office.
- Nov. 3, 2020: Election Day at your polling location.