Cannot Work, Need Accommodations, or Age Opt-Out

We understand that other commitments or life circumstances may prevent someone from serving or require reasonable accommodations in order for someone to be able to serve. Please complete the form below if you are:

  • Unable to temporarily or permanently fulfill the obligations of your election duty.
  • Need accommodations in order to fulfill your obligations.
  • A candidate appearing on the ballot, an immediate family member of a candidate, or a paid staff member, intern, or volunteer or an unpaid person serving in a significant role for a candidate appearing on the ballot.
  • Age 70 or older and want to opt-out of service.

Volunteers

We appreciate you letting us know in advance that you cannot work or need accommodations, so we can plan accordingly. No supporting documentation is needed from volunteers. Simply complete the form below.

Draftees

You must submit a request using the form below in order to be granted postponement, excusal, or accommodations. The form will walk you through the requirements and appropriate documentation needed. Please keep the following in mind:

  • We cannot accept your request nor answer any questions until you (1) first complete the Respond to Selection Letter form and (2) then apply for a postponement, excusal, or accommodations using the form below.
  • You must submit a request by the deadline. Due dates will be listed under Important Dates.
  • You are not considered postponed or excused nor will you be provided any accommodations until (1) a request and documentation are submitted and (2) you have received an official notice from the Election Commission granting your request. You will also be notified if your request is denied.
  • Documentation is required. Except for someone wanting to opt-out due to being age 70 or older or a candidate appearing on the ballot or their immediate family members, you must provide acceptable documentation. Your request will not be considered until acceptable documentation is received no later than seven (7) business days after your request is submitted. Otherwise, you may be required to re-apply for your postponement, excusal, or accommodations.
  • As a drafted election worker, you are required to work a total of four (4) elections in order to complete your election duty. Failure to serve may result in a Class V misdemeanor unless you have been postponed or excused. Learn more about your obligations as a drafted election worker.

Submit Documentation

All draftees must first complete a request online before documentation can be accepted. Documentation can be submitted by:

  • Email
    electionboard@votedouglascounty.com
    Include one of the following in the subject line: (a) Unable to Work, (b) Need Accommodations, or (c) Age Opt-Out.
  • Fax
    (402) 444-4181, Attention: Election Board
  • Mail
    Attention: Election Board
    Douglas County Election Commission
    12220 W Center Rd
    Omaha, NE 68144

    Please include the following:
    1. First, middle, and last names
    2. Phone number
    3. Email address
    4. Voter Registrant ID number (found on the Selection Letter)

Due Date: Your documentation must be received no later than seven (7) business days after your request is submitted. Otherwise, you may be required to re-apply for your postponement, excusal, or accommodations.

Download documentation requirements for the following circumstances:

Submit a Form

*You will be redirected to an external page to fill out the form

If you do not have internet access, you may email the following to:
electionboard@votedouglascounty.com
  1. First, middle, and last names
  2. Phone number
  3. Email address
  4. Voter registrant ID number (found on the Selection Letter)
Draftees must also include:
  1. Reason for being unable to work or needing accommodations.
  2. Acceptable documentation. *See Submit Documentation for the required documentation needed for your specific circumstance.

Questions

Please contact the Election Board Department at electionboard@votedouglascounty.com or (402) 444-8683 (VOTE)).



DRAFTEES: We cannot accept your request nor answer any questions until you (1) first complete the Respond to Selection Letter form and (2) then apply for a postponement, excusal, or accommodations request online.