Voting in the May 10 Nebraska Primary Election
- Dates you must know
- How Primary Voting differs from other elections (scroll down)
Voting is a great privilege as well as the responsibility of all citizens. Voting in any election requires forethought in order to be well-acquainted with the candidates and issues appearing on the ballot.
May 10 is Primary Election Day and voters may visit their assigned polling places between the hours of TIME and TIME.
Early Voting for the Nebraska Primary opens on Monday, April 11. In Lancaster County voters may go to the Election Commission at 601 N 46th St., Lincoln NE 68503 which is open week days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. .
Absentee ballots may be requested until May 2, 6 pm by mail, fax or email, May 9, 5 pm or by an agent for the voter by 7 pm on Election Day, May 10 at the Election Commission office. These ballots must be returned by 7 pm on Election Day, May 10. https://www.lancaster.ne.gov/331/EarlyAbsentee-Ballot
Deadlines for voters who are not registered or who have changed addresses since the last election are:
- Mail-in and Online voter registration: must be post marked or completed on or before the third Friday preceding the election, April 22 .
- In-person registration: before 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding the election, April 29.
Registration may be completed by mail, online (https://www.lancaster.ne.gov/581/Voter-Registration), at numerous voter registration events or at the Lancaster County Election Commission.
Currently, there are four political parties recognized under state law in Nebraska. Voters must select from one of five options when registering:
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Primary election ballots are different in a few ways:
- Depending on a voter’s party or nonpartisan registration, a particular ballot will be offered to the voter, specific to the registration.
- Nonpartisan voters will be given the ballot specific to the locality which will include all nonpartisan races in that geographic area.
- Nonpartisan voters may also request one additional ballot which will include partisan races:
- Republican: US House of Representatives
- Democratic: US House of Representatives, Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Auditor of Public Accounts, and Public Defender
- Libertarian: US House of Representatives, Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Auditor of Public Accounts
- Legal Marijuana NOW: US House of Representatives, Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Auditor of Public Accounts
There is not necessarily a candidate running from each of the parties in each of these races. If there is not a candidate for a particular party, the race will be listed with only a write-in option.
A list of candidates for statewide races is available on the Secretary of State’s website at https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/2022-elections under Statewide Candidate List (Final).
Candidates for county, local, and school races can be found on the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s website at https://www.lancaster.ne/gov/election under 2022 Statewide Primary and General Elections, then List of Candidates who have Filed for Office.
- Lancaster County Voter’s Guide
- Election Commissioner | Lancaster County, NE
Full legal language can be found at Laws 1994, LB 76, § 255. It can be found electronically at https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=32-912