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Voter Registration

Douglas County residents can register to vote by downloading a voter registration form, by visiting a local library, when renewing a driver's license, or by coming into the Election Commission.

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Learn more about registering to vote by reading the information below.

Verify Voter Registration Information

You may check your voter registration status or political party by visiting the Secretary of State's Voter Check website at any time.

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When to Reregister to Vote

Voters should reregister to vote every time they move, change their name, or want to change their party affiliation. If you do not reregister to vote, you may need to vote a Provisional Ballot at the polls, which may increase the time it takes to vote.

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How to Complete a Voter Registration Application

Registering to vote requires you to fill out a Nebraska Voter Registration Application. Filling out the form is simple:

  • First, check the boxes in the upper left corner of the form stating whether you are a US citizen and whether you are, or will be before the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November, 18 years old or older.
  • Next, move down the form and enter your last name, first name, middle initial, suffix and maiden name (if applicable).
  • Now, enter your Nebraska Driver's License/State ID number or, if you do not have a Nebraska Driver's License/State ID, enter the last four digits of your social security number. Enter your date of birth, where you were born, and your phone number.
  • Next, move down the form to enter your address including your apartment number (if applicable), city, and zip code. This must be your residential address and cannot be a business address or post office box.
  • Skip the next line because there should be street addresses for everyone in Douglas County.
  • Next, you may enter a postal address if you'd like to receive your mail at a different address; however, your residence address must be a valid address for where you live.
  • Skip the next line. We do not need your school district, county, or city limit information.
  • If you were previously registered anywhere in the country, enter that information in the next line. We use this information to notify your previous jurisdiction that you no longer live at your former address.
  • Next, choose a political party or choose to not be affiliated with a political party by checking the Non-Partisan box.
  • Finally, review the information you have provided. By signing by the Applicant's Signature line, you are swearing that the information provided is correct under penalty of law.

Once complete, you may deliver or mail the form to the Election Commission for processing. You will receive a postcard in the mail letting you know your application was processed and which political districts you will vote in.

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Where to Register

Residents may register in person at the Election Commission. Registrations may be completed during our regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, Excluding Holidays).

Douglas County Election Commission – By Mail

A resident may mail his or her voter registration form to:

Douglas County Election Commission
225 North 115th Street
Omaha, NE 68154

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Residents may register to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles when applying for or renewing a driver’s license.

Libraries

Residents may register to vote at any Omaha Public Library. Library hours of operation can be viewed here.

Milton R. Abrahams Branch
5111 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
(402) 444-6284

A.V. Sorensen Branch
4808 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68132
(402) 444-5274

Benson Branch
6015 Binney Street
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 444-4846

Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch
2100 Reading Plaza
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 289-4367

Florence Branch
2920 Bondesson Street
Omaha, NE 68112
(402) 444-5299

Millard Branch
13214 Westwood Lane
Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 444-4848

Saddlebrook Branch
14850 Laurel Avenue
Omaha, NE 68116
(402) 884-7473

South Omaha Branch
2808 Q Street
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 444-4850

W. Clarke Swanson Branch
9101 West Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 444-4852

W. Dale Clark (Main) Library
215 South 15th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 444-4800

Charles B. Washington Branch
2868 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE 68111
(402) 444-4849

Willa Cather Branch
1905 South 44th Street
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 444-4851

Department of Health and Human Services / Department of Education

Residents may register to vote at the Department of Health and Human Services or State Department of Education in relation to public assistance programs.

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Qualifications

In order to register to vote in Nebraska, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a United States Citizen.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or will be 18 on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
  • Must live in the State of Nebraska.
  • Must not have been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, parole and probation must have been completed two years ago or longer.
  • Must not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent.
  • Must sign an oath on the Nebraska Voter Registration Application stating that you meet these requirements.
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ID Requirements

Identification is only required for those that register in Nebraska for the first time by mail. Acceptable identification documents need to contain the registrant’s name and residence address as shown on the voter registration application and are listed below.

  • A current and valid photo identification
  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Other government document

If a registrant does not provide identification when registering to vote for the first time by mail, he or she will be required to show identification when voting.

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Military / Overseas

Nebraska residents currently living outside of the United States can register to vote and apply for early voting ballots at the same time by filling out a Federal Post Card Application from the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.

This application for early voting ballots would apply for all elections within the current calendar year. Applications should be sent to the Election Commission as soon as possible each year. Military and Overseas ballots will be mailed at least 45 days prior to each statewide election.

Voter Registration Applications cannot be accepted later than the third Friday before the election in question in order to vote in that election (if the voter registration application is sent by mail). (Nebraska Statutes § 32-939)

To learn more, you can visit the Secretary of State's military and overseas website.

Eligible voters include:

  • Members of the armed forces of the United States or the United States Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Citizens temporarily residing outside of the United States
  • Overseas citizens
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Information for College Students

A college student should register to vote in the county and state where his or her permanent residence is located. A permanent residence address may be the dormitory where the student is attending school, an off-campus residence, or his or her residence at home with his or her parents.

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New or Former Residents

New Residents

If any United States citizen from another state or a Nebraska registered voter moves to Douglas County after the voter registration deadline has passed for a statewide presidential general election, he or she may still vote for President and Vice President (but no other offices) if the voter meets the following qualifications.

  • Must meet all the eligibility requirements to vote in Nebraska
  • Has moved to Douglas County, Nebraska after the Nebraska voter registration deadline has passed
  • Must complete a New or Former Resident Affidavit at the Election Commission office after the close of registration but before the close of polls on election day

Former Residents

If a Nebraska registered voter moves from Nebraska to another state after the voter registration deadline for that state has passed for a statewide presidential general election, he or she may still vote for President and Vice President (but no other offices).

Former residents may request a ballot from the Election Commission by completing a New or Former Resident Affidavit any time between thirty-five days prior to the election and the close of the polls on election day.

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Convicted Felons

Convicted felons are allowed to register to vote two years following the completion of their sentence including any parole term. In order to register, a voter may fill out a new Nebraska Voter Registration Application at any of our voter registration locations, or download a Nebraska Voter Registration Application and mail it to the Election Commission.

A convicted felon does not need to provide proof of completion of sentence or parole; however, by signing the application, he or she testifies under penalty of the law that he or she has completed his or her sentence and parole and has waited the required two-year period. If information becomes available that states he or she has not met these conditions, he or she will be subject to criminal prosecution.

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Voter Certificates

If a voter needs to prove he or she is registered to vote, the voter may come to the Election Commission and purchase a Voter Certificate. The certificate will state the voter’s name, address, date of registration, the city, state, and date of birth of the voter, and will be embossed with the official Election Commission seal. Click here to learn more.

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Cancelling Voter Registration

A voter registration may be cancelled for one of the following reasons:

  • Voter is deceased.
  • Voter requests removal of name.
  • Voter has moved out of Douglas County.

If a person would like to cancel a voter registration, he or she can print a Voter Cancellation Form and mail, fax, or email it to the Election Commission.

If a person is unable to print a Voter Cancellation Form, he or she can send in a request that must include:

  • Voter’s name
  • Voter’s date of birth
  • Voter’s registered address
  • Reason for cancelling the voter’s registration (see reasons listed above)
  • Signature of person making the request
  • Signer’s relationship to voter
  • Date request was made
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Douglas County Election Commission  •  225 North 115th Street, Omaha 68154  •  Phone (402) 444 - VOTE (8683)  •  Fax (402) 444 - 4181
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