Early mail-in ballots for Nebraska’s May 10 primary election are arriving in the mailboxes of those who requested them. Registered Nebraska voters can vote by mail for any reason – Nebraska is among the nation’s “no-excuse” states when it comes to absentee voting.
Here are a few best practices for voting via an early mail-in ballot.
Check it. Check it real good.
Of all ballots, primary ballots vary the most. That’s because in Nebraska, they can be Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Nonpartisan, Nonpartisan Republican, Nonpartisan Democratic, and Nonpartisan Libertarian variations (whew). Our election workers are awesome, but they’re human – and mistakes sometimes happen and you may get the wrong variety. Be sure you’ve got the right ballot in front of you before you begin.
Also, confirm that an election official’s signature is at the very bottom of the ballot. If you don’t see one, call your county’s Election Commission Office right away.