Elections in the Pandemic
The Nebraska Primary Election is scheduled for May 12, 2020. This election covers primary voting for US President, US Congressional Representatives, US Senate District 1, some state Senators (odd numbered districts), and several county and local positions including some School Board, OPPD, College Regents, County Commissioners, etc. depending on where you live and what districts you are in. To see who is on your ballot, visit here 5 weeks before the primary, which for this election means they should be up by April 7.
The following information has been curated from the resources provided by the Douglas County Election Commission. Visit their website at https://www.votedouglascounty.com/
Register to Vote/ Checking your registration
Please register to vote! This can be done online, mail in, or in person. Instructions for all of those options are here.
*During Covid-19, we recommend online or mail in registration. Online is easiest, but if you do not have a Nebraska driver’s license or ID, you must use the mail in option.
Voter Registration is due 2 weeks before the Primary. The deadline this election is April 27 for in person and online. Mail in registration must be post marked by April 24. See more about those deadlines here.
Be sure to re-register if you move, change your name, or want to change your party affiliation. This is easiest to do online here.
If you want to check your registration and polling place, go here. You can check where your polling place is and what your party affiliation is.
As of now, voting in person is still an option in Douglas County (as of March 25). Polls are open between 8 am and 8 pm at your designated polling place (find that here) on May 12.
The other main way to vote is through an early voting. This can be done in person at certain locations (more on those details here) or on a mail in ballot.
*If you are not comfortable going to the polls during the pandemic, register for an early voting mail in ballot!
Early Voting Mail In Ballots
Fill out this Early Voting request form. You also should receive an early voting application in the mail that can be returned once filled out.
Mail that form to 12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68144 or email a scanned version to firstname.lastname@example.org
This request must be submitted by May 1. You can do it now!
Your ballot will be mailed to you starting April 6, or a few days after you submit your Early Voting request form.
Once you have received your ballot, you can mail it back or drop it off at one of several drop-off locations listed here.
Early Voting ballots are due May 12 by dropping off at a drop box location by 8 pm or by mailing. If mailing, the election commission must receive the ballot by May 12- plan early!