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 City of Omaha General Election

Monday, January 11, 2021 First day to request an early voting ballot for City of Omaha general.
Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for mailed voter registrations to be postmarked.
Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for voter registration at agencies.
Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for voter registration at DMV office.
Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for voter registration by deputy registrar, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 2021 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 23, 2021 Deadline for online voter registration, prior to midnight.
Monday, April 26, 2021 First day for early voting ballots to be mailed.
Monday, April 26, 2021 First day to vote early in person at election commission office.
Friday, April 30, 2021 Deadline for in-person voter registration at election commission office, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 30, 2021 Deadline for write-in candidate to file notarized affidavit and filing fee with filing officer.
Friday, April 30, 2021 Deadline for early voting ballots to be requested to be mailed, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Deadline to receive written notification from poll watchers.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 Saturday hours for early voting at Election Commission office, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, May 10, 2021 Deadline for in-person early voting at election commission office.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 City of Omaha General Election Day. Polls open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Deadline for agent to pick up early voting ballot, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Deadline to return early voting ballot to election commission office or drop box location, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Deadline for verification of provisional ballots, 8:00 p.m.

2021 Douglas County West Community Schools Bond Election

Monday, April 19, 2021 Ballots will be mailed to voters within the Douglas County West Community School District.
Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for mailed voter registrations to be postmarked.
Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for voter registration at agencies.
Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for voter registration at DMV office.
Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for voter registration by deputy registrar, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 2021 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 23, 2021 Deadline for online voter registration, prior to midnight.
Friday, April 30, 2021 Deadline for in-person voter registration at election commission office, 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 30, 2021 Deadline for voter to submit a statement for a replacement ballots to be mailed, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 8, 2021 Saturday hours for voting at Election Commission office, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Douglas County West Community Schools Bond Election Day.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Deadline for voter to submit a statement for a replacement ballot in person at election commission office, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Deadline to return all ballots to election commission office or drop box location, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 20, 2021 Deadline for verification of provisional ballots, 5:00 p.m.

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