You have to do it in person before 6 p.m. at your county clerk or election commission office.
Secretary of State John Gale says the number of registered voters in the state has been steadily increasing.
“We have been, in our office, predicting that we should have about 1,185,000 by the General Election, which would be an all-time record,” Gale tells Drive Time Lincoln host Kevin Thomas on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “We’re already at 1,165,000. Well, if there’s a chance of getting another 30-40,000 new registrations between the two elections, we may be greatly underestimating voter registration.”
Early voting for the Primary goes through Monday, May 9th at county election offices.
Gale says along with higher registration numbers, requests for early voting ballots are up.
“Nebraska generally, has a fairly low percentage of people who do vote by early ballot, but we’ve already had over 45,000 requests for early ballots in Nebraska and that’s a good number,” Gale says.
Besides the presidential races, there are contests for state legislature, the boards of regents and education, the public service commission, and other districts.
“We really need people to participate, because those [elected officials] make a lot of local decisions that have a big impact on taxes, on water management, on public power contracts,” Gale says. “We need people to not only focus on the presidential race, but focus on the whole down ticket.”