2023 Elections

The 2023 Lincoln City General Election is Tuesday, May 2nd. Polls open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


  • General election
    • Apr. 17 – First day to mail early vote ballots, first day to pick up early vote ballot or vote in-person at election office.
    • May 1 -From 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Last day of in-person early voting at election office.
    • May 2 - City of Lincoln, Lincoln Airport Authority, and Lincoln Public Schools -- General
      Election. Polls open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Step #1: Register to vote. 

Step #2: Decide which way you will vote. You have 3 options.

   Option #1: Request a mail-in-ballot from the Lancaster election office.

   Option #2: Vote early at the Lancaster election office at 601 N 46th Street between now and May 1 by 5p.m. 

   Option #3: Vote at your local polling location on May the 2nd for the General election.

Step #3: Spread the word. It is not enough for us to vote. We need help our friends and family make a plan to vote. Share this link to our Vote Center.

See our 2023 candidates here.


If you experience any problems with early voting or at your polling place on election day, you can call The National Voter Assistance hotline number — 833-336-8683 — or email the NDP at [email protected]


Lancaster County has a drop-box outside the county courthouse located at 575 S. 10th Street in Lincoln and the election commission office located at 601 N 46th Street in Lincoln and there is a drop-box at every public library.


Track your ballot.

Get your Voter Guide–the list of Democrats you will see on your ballot. We will post information when it is available.

Request a Vote-By-Mail application to be sent to you.

Check to see if you are registered to vote at the right address.

Find your polling place  (where you go on Election Day–April 4th and May 2nd–to vote, we encourage you to vote early if possible).

Visit the Lancaster County Election Commission's website for information on early voting.

Spanish Versions of Election Forms.

Sample ballots and other FAQ.


You need to apply to vote by mail. Voting by mail is safe, easy, secure and allows you to avoid lines and bad weather.

General election

  • Apr. 17 – First day to mail early vote ballots, first day to pick up early vote ballot

General election

  • Apr. 17 – First day to pick up early vote ballot or vote in-person at election office
  • May 1 by 5 p.m. – Last day of in-person early voting at election office

Lancaster County Election Commission office.


Democrats Abroad help Nebraskans living overseas vote. Get all the information you need to vote abroad here.


From the NE SOS office: “Voters with disabilities can use the accessible ballot marking device to vote early by scheduling an appointment with their County Election Office.” All county election offices are closed to the public, so you must call ahead to schedule an appointment.


Nebraska law ensures that people who have served time can have their right to vote restored after a two-year period following the successful completion of their sentence, including probation.

You can read all the background on voting rights for formerly incarcerated people here.


Poll Worker

If you would like to become a poll worker for the election, contact your county election office.

They will then send you information on training and how to register for this paid position in your county.

Time requirements are a training class, which varies in time by county, usually 1-2 hours and then working the day of the election 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT.

We want to caution that only those without underlying health issues should consider this option since you will be in contact with various people during the day.

We strongly encourage volunteers to sign up for to be a Poll Watcher which will give you more ability to socially distance.

Poll Watcher

LCDP is asking as many of our supporters as possible to sign up to be a Poll Watcher. Civic Nebraska, a non-partisan group, is seeking individuals to volunteer as non-partisan election observers. Observers act in a passive role, monitoring elections and the polling places, reporting back to Civic Nebraska their observations, particularly instances of concern.

As part of their observations, election observers gather data on how elections are ran from one county to the next and record any irregularities or differing treatment of voters based on geography.

Volunteers will also check to see if polling places are ADA compliant. This information is shared with local county election officials and state election officials to identify areas of success and improvement and pursue future legislative initiatives to improve the voter’s experience.

If you are interested in becoming a poll watcher, fill out this form from Civic Nebraska and they will train you and then place you at a polling location.

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