Election Deadlines

The following election deadlines are based on Nebraska Law. Statewide election deadlines are provided to the Election Commission by the Secretary of State and are approved by the Attorney General.

2021 SID

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Deadline for Election Commission to Determine which SIDs are Required to Hold an Election
Monday, June 28, 2021 First day Election Commission can Provide List of Property Owners to Clerks
Thursday, July 1, 2021 Deadline for Election Commission to Notify SID Clerks that an Election is Required
Friday, July 9, 2021 Deadline for SID Clerk to Send Notice of Election to District Owners
Monday, July 26, 2021 Candidate Filing Deadline
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Deadline to Mail Ballots to Entitled Voters
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 SID Election Day
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Ballot Return Deadline, 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 12, 2021 Deadline for Election Commission to Bill Attorneys for SID Election
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Deadline for SID Attorneys to Pay for Election Costs

2022 Statewide Gubernatorial Primary Election

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 First day incumbents and non-incumbents may file for office.
Monday, January 10, 2022 First day to request an early voting ballot for statewide primary.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Deadline for incumbents to file for office for primary.
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 Deadline for non-incumbents to file for office for primary.
Monday, April 4, 2022 First day for early voting ballots to be mailed.
Monday, April 4, 2022 First day for an agent to pick up an early voting ballot.
Monday, April 11, 2022 First day to vote early in person at election commission office.
Friday, April 22, 2022 Deadline for mailed voter registrations to be postmarked.
Friday, April 22, 2022 Deadline for voter registration at agencies.
Friday, April 22, 2022 Deadline for voter registration at DMV office.
Friday, April 22, 2022 Deadline for voter registration by deputy registrar, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2022 Deadline for voter registration form to be delivered to the election office by someone other than the person registering, for the person to be registered to vote in an upcoming election.
Friday, April 22, 2022 Deadline for online voter registration, prior to midnight
Monday, May 2, 2022 Deadline for write-in candidate to file notarized affidavit and filing fee with filing officer.
Monday, May 2, 2022 Deadline for in-person voter registration at election commission office, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 2, 2022 Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 2, 2022 Deadline for replacement ballots to be requested to be mailed, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Deadline to receive written notification from poll watchers.
Saturday, May 7, 2022 Saturday hours for early voting at Election Commission office, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, May 9, 2022 Deadline for in-person early voting at election commission office.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Statewide Primary Election Day. Polls open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Deadline for agent to pick up early voting ballot, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Deadline for obtaining a replacement ballot in person, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Deadline to return early voting ballot to election commission office or drop box location, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Deadline for verification of provisional ballots, 8:00 p.m.