Key 2024 election dates in Nebraska

Key dates on the 2024 state and federal election calendar in Nebraska.

JANUARY 2024

JANUARY 15

FIRST DAY

›› for election officials to accept an early voting ballot request for the May 14 primary election
Get an early mail-in ballot request form 
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FEBRUARY 2024

FEBRUARY 15

DEADLINE

›› for all current office-holders to file for re-election in time for the May 14 primary election 
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MARCH 2024

MARCH 1

DEADLINE

›› for all non-incumbents to file for office in time for the May 14 primary election 
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MARCH 1

LAST DAY

›› for the Nebraska Secretary of State to certify candidates, offices, and issues to be placed on the statewide ballot for the May 14 primary election
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APRIL 2024

APRIL 15

FIRST DAY

›› for early, in-person voting at the county clerk’s or election commissioner’s office
Find your county’s election office
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APRIL 29
11:59 pm CDT

DEADLINE

›› to register ONLINE in time to vote in the May 14, 2024, primary election
Click here to access Nebraska online registration portal
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MAY 2024

MAY 3

LAST DAY

››  for a voter with a religious objection to being photographed to notify the county clerk or election commissioner to add a notation to the poll book indicating this religious objection
 
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MAY 13

LAST DAY

›› to vote early in person in the May 14 primary election
Find your county’s election commission office
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TUESDAY, MAY 14

PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

POLLS OPEN 8 am CDT / 7 am MDT

›› Find your polling place

›› Deliver early mail-in ballots to your county’s official ballot dropbox before 8 pm CDT/7 pm MDT 
Dropbox map
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POLLS CLOSE 8 pm CDT / 7 pm MDT

If you are in line when polls close, stay in line – you must be allowed to vote

DEADLINE

8 pm CDT / 7 pm MDT

›› to deliver mail-in ballots to your county’s official ballot dropbox
 Dropbox map
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MAY 21

DEADLINE

›› to present valid photographic ID to the election commissioner or county clerk by a voter without a reasonable impediment, who failed to present valid photographic identification at the time of voting.

Find your county’s election commission office
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JUNE 2024

JUNE 10
9 am CDT

MEETING

›› Board of State Canvassers meets to certify primary election results
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JULY 2024

JULY 3
5 pm CDT

DEADLINE

›› for filing initiative petitions intended for the Nov. 5, 2024 statewide ballot
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JULY 8

FIRST DAY

›› for election officials to accept an early mail-in ballot request form for the Nov. 5 general election

Get an early mail-in ballot request form 
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SEPTEMBER 2024

SEPTEMBER 13

LAST DAY

›› for the Secretary of State to certify candidates, offices, and issues to be placed on the statewide ballot.


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SEPTEMBER 30

DEADLINE

›› for election officials to have early mail-in ballots ready for delivery by mail

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OCTOBER 2024

OCTOBER 7

FIRST DAY

›› for in-person early voting at the county clerk’s or election commissioner’s office

Find your county’s election commission office
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OCTOBER 18
11:59 pm CDT

LAST DAY

›› to register ONLINE in time to vote in the Nov. 5 general election
Click here to access Nebraska online registration portal
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OCTOBER 25
6 pm CDT

LAST DAY

›› to register in person in time to vote in the Nov. 5 general election
›› for a voter with a religious objection to being photographed to notify the county clerk or election commissioner to add a notation to the poll book indicating such a religious objection

Find your county’s election commission office
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NOVEMBER 2024

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 into SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

NOVEMBER 4

LAST DAY

›› to vote early in person in the Nov. 5 general election
Find your county’s election commission office
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

GENERAL ELECTION DAY

POLLS OPEN 8 am CST / 7 am MST

›› Find your polling place

› Deliver early mail-in ballot to your county’s official ballot dropbox before 8 pm CST/7 pm MST
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POLLS CLOSE 8 pm CST / 7pm MST

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NOVEMBER 12

DEADLINE

›› to present valid photographic identification to the election commissioner or county clerk by a voter without a reasonable impediment who failed to present valid photographic identification at the time of voting.

Find your county’s election commission office
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DECEMBER 2

MEETING

›› Board of State Canvassers meets to certify the election results
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Locations

After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507