Time is running out for Nebraska voters to register for primary

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) – There are several key deadlines ahead for Nebraskans who want to vote in the May 10 primary election.

Specifically, there are three deadlines Nebraskanians need to be aware of.

Nebraskanians who plan to register to vote online have until midnight April 22 to do so. If you miss this deadline, you can register in person at your local courthouse before May 2. The primary election takes place on May 10 and all ballots must be received by 8 p.m. that day.

One of the headline races on May 10 is the Republican primary for governor. There are currently nine candidates registered, and only one of them will advance to the general. If you want to vote for this race, you must be registered as a Republican voter by May 2.

“Republicans have closed their ballot, you can only vote the race for Congress. Democrats, Libertarians and the Legal Marijuana NOW party opened their ballots. So if a nonpartisan asks to vote a Democratic ballot, they get the full Democratic ballot,” said Dakota County Clerk Joan Spencer.

Ultimately, if you want your ballot to count, it must be returned to the courthouse, mailed or dropped off at a ballot box by May 10 at 8 p.m.

“All advance ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. On election night, we have a drop box outside the courthouse and it will be locked at 8 p.m.,” Spencer said.

Nebraska allows early voting by mail and in person. No ID is required to register to vote in Nebraska, but you must provide your Social Security number and sign a form certifying that you are an eligible voter.

For more information on voting in Nebraska, follow this link.

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