Register to Vote

Douglas County residents can register to vote by registering online, 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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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.

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.

How to Complete a Paper 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 citizen of the United States of America and whether you are at least, or will be, 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of this year.
  • Enter your first name, middle initial, last name, suffix, and maiden name (if applicable).
  • Enter your Date of Birth and Place of Birth (City, State).
  • 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 current residence address, including apartment number (if applicable). This must be your residential address and cannot be a business address or post office box.
  • Enter a mailing address, if you would like to receive your mail at a different address.
  • If you were previously registered anywhere in the country, please enter your previous registration information. We use this information to notify the previous jurisdiction that you no longer live at your former address.
  • Choose a political party or choose to not be affiliated with a political party by checking the Nonpartisan box.
  • To assist in verifying information, please provide a phone number and/or email address. Check the box if your phone number(s) and email address are private.
  • Read the Applicant's Oath, and review the information you have provided. By signing the Applicant's Signature line, you are swearing that the information provided is correct under penalty of law.

Once the registration form is completed, you may deliver or mail the form to the Election Commission for processing. The form cannot be emailed or faxed to the Election Commission. You will receive a postcard in the mail letting you know your application was processed and which political districts you will vote in.

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
12220 W Center Road
Omaha, NE 68144

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.

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.

ID Requirements

Identification is only required for those who 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. Only one of the following documents is needed.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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 may be subject to criminal prosecution.