Today marks National Voter Registration day; a holiday first observed in 2012 that’s to inform potential voters about state requirements and deadlines concerning voter registration.
Secretary of State John Gale says residents have until 5PM October 19th to register online or by mail but warns to not procrastinate.
“Time goes swift and waiting until the last minute is not recommended” says Gale.
He notes there’s a lot on the line this election as Nebraskans vote for not only for important positions such as Governor and U.S Senator, but also for important issues like Medicaid expansion.
“All of these things make an enormous difference in terms of the future of Nebraska public policy” says Gale.
To register to vote online, Gale says to “NEREG2VOTE”; the first result should take you directly to the online voter registration form.
Gale says residents can also register include in person at a local election office until October 26th.