early voting


The results of Nebraska’s record-setting 2020 election are official. The state canvassing board certified the results Monday with little fanfare. The all-Republican board voted 5-0 to approve the final numbers. According to the board, 966,920 voters cast ballots, amounting to roughly 3 in 4 registered voters. The all-time high for voter turnout was heavily driven by mail-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic. The board’s vote also confirmed that Nebraska will deliver four Electoral College votes to President Donald Trump and one to President-elect Joe Biden.

Sarpy County Voters Now Have More Opportunities To Vote

Oct 23, 2020
Sarpy County

Sarpy County residents are getting more chances to vote early.  The Sarpy County Election Commission has added evening and weekend hours.  The election commission office at 501 Olson Drive in Papillion will now be open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Early voting in Sarpy County will continue through November 2nd.

Early Ballot Applications On Their Way Through Mail

Sep 4, 2020

Early ballot applications are being mailed out across Nebraska. Secretary of State Bob Evnen says a request for a mail-in ballot is going to every registered voter in the state, calling it a "good option" for those who have concerns about voting at the polls in November. The first early ballots will be sent out on September 28th, with the U.S. Postal Service recommending the ballots be returned by October 27th.


Nebraska’s three largest counties plan to send ballot request forms to every voter before this fall’s general election, but it’s not yet clear whether those forms will be sent statewide. Officials in Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster counties say they are planning to send out the ballot-request forms because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and because it will help them plan for the election. Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen told The Omaha World-Herald he hasn’t decided whether to send out ballot request forms.

Nebraska voters who want to cast an early ballot in the upcoming primary election can request their ballot as early as next week. The Nebraska secretary of state's office says Monday is the first day to request an early ballot for the May 12 election. Secretary of State Bob Evnen says counties that receive requests for early ballots will maintain a list, and those ballots will be among the first ones mailed on April 6. Evnen says some counties also maintain a permanent early voting list, which allows counties to contact voters who have indicated an ongoing preference to vote by mail.

Douglas County voters are planning to cast their ballots ahead of the November election.  Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse says at least four-thousand requests for early ballots arrived in the mail yesterday.  Yesterday marked the first day ballots were being mailed to voters as well as the first day residents could sign up for an advanced ballot.  October 9th is the first day Douglas County voters can cast ballots early in person at the Election Commissioner's office.

Democrats outnumber Republicans by a three-to-one margin when it comes to early voting ballot requests by mail.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska county election officials are seeing an uptick in their workload as voters cast early ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and other races.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska county election officials will start mailing early voting ballots next week.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a measure to reduce the number of days in which registered voters can cast their ballots in person.

Pottawattamie County breaks its record for early voting

Oct 29, 2012

The Pottawattamie County Auditor says 18,000 registered voters have requested early voting ballots, a new record.

Voter registration, early voting deadlines approaching

Oct 26, 2012

Friday is the deadline to register to vote for the November 6 election if you haven’t already done so.

Sarpy County breaks early voting record

Oct 25, 2012

Sarpy County Election Commissioner Wayne Bena says the early voting record set in 2008 has been broken this election season, with less than two weeks to the General Election.

More than 477,000 early voting ballots requested in Iowa

Oct 19, 2012

More than 1,600 people have voted early in one western Iowa county.

Early voting is going strong in Douglas and Sarpy Counties with three weeks until Election Day.