Primary Election

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The 2022 Elections: Primary May 10


See our 2022 candidates here.


Step #1: Register to vote. 

Step #2: Decide which way you will vote. You have 3 options, choose the best one to keep you and others healthy during the coronavirus.

Option #1: Request a mail-in-ballot from your county election office.

Option #2: Vote early, in-person, at your county election office. We will post here when that process begins.

Option #3: Vote at your local polling location.

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 and share those #BallotSelfies to show your #NebDems pride!


  • Primary election 
    • Jan. 10 – First day to accept early voting requests
    • March 6 – LCDP County Convention
    • April 1-3 – NDP State Convention, Hastings
    • April 4 – Counties must have early voting ballots ready for delivery by mail
    • April 11 – First day of in-person early voting
    • April 22 – Postmark deadline for mailed voter registrations
    • April 22 – Agency/DMV registration deadline
    • April 22 before midnight – Online voter registration deadline
    • May 2 by 6 p.m. – Last day for in-person voter registration
    • May 2  by 6 p.m. – Last day to receive an application for early voting ballots to be mailed to a specific address
    • May 9 – Last day of in-person early voting
    • May 10 – Primary Election


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]


All 93 counties have drop-boxes outside their courthouses or election commission offices. Find your county election office.

Lancaster County has a drop box at their main office (601 N 46th Street in Lincoln) and there is a drop-box at every public library.

Douglas County has multiple drop-boxes to make it easy and convenient. Find the Douglas drop-boxes here.

Sarpy County has multiple drop-boxes to make it easy and convenient. Find the Sarpy drop-boxes here.


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–Nov. 3–to vote, we encourage you to vote from home).

Find your County Election office to vote early in-person or to drop your ballot off.

Spanish Versions of Election Forms.

Sample ballots and other FAQ.


We will post information when it available.


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

We will post information when it available.


We will post information when it available.

Each county runs the elections at the local level.

Clerk/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

The NDP 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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