Nebraska Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodIn person, mail, online.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineIn person; the second Friday before Election Day.
Mail or online; the third Friday before Election Day.
No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesLB0577 (sec. 4) would establish an automatic voter registration process through the DMV.
Same DayNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNo; written and signed request required.No legislative change; mail-in ballots were sent to all registered voters in the primary and general elections.No Legislative Activity
Deadline5PM the second Friday before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of Cycles1No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDPhoto ID or a form of address verification only required for first-time voters who registered by mail without an ID.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxYes No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return Deadline8PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNo; a voter may appoint an agent to deliver their ballot. Such agents are limited to delivering 2 ballots.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyLimited to 2 ballots.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesLimited to 2 ballots.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDNot requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsUsed if voter's name does not appear on registered voters list in voter's precinct of residence.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours8AM-8PM Central Time; 7AM-7PM Mountain Time.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNo LegislationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
ElectioneeringProhibited within 200 feet of polling places.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other--LB0577 would make Election Day a state holiday.

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyNo LegislationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath, mental incompetence, felony conviction, moving, written request by voter, or inactivity through 2 election cycles.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity