Tres Pasos para Votar en los Condados de Douglas y Sarpy

Each time you vote in any election, you help yourself, your family and your community. The voting process can be confusing, so here are three steps to help you vote:  Register, be Informed and Vote.

STEP 1: REGISTER TO VOTE

(the first time and each time you move from your home, change the name or change your party)

  • Who can vote: Anyone who is a citizen of the United States, who lives in Nebraska, and who is 18 years of age. Offenders (convicted) can vote after 2 years of having completed the sentence.
  • How to register: On the internet, go to vote411.org only if you have a driver’s license or state identification (ID) with your current address.
  • Register in person at the Electoral Commission Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), public libraries, Public Assistance Offices, and WIC clinics.
  • If you are not sure if you have registered, check the site: votercheck.necvr.ne.gov

STEP 2: BE INFORMED

  • What issues interest you? Get real information about the candidates and their positions on the issues that interest you.
  • Commercials and television ads are not always accurate.
  • The League of Women Voters (LWV) publishes an impartial Guide for Voters with information about the candidates on the site vote411.org or the paper version available in public libraries.
  • Watch the videos of the local candidate forums on the omahalwv.org site
  • You do not have to vote for each office / candidate listed on the ballot, you can leave blank boxes on the ballot

STEP 3: VOTING OPTIONS (Choose one)

VOTE FROM YOUR HOME

  • Request the Early Voting Ballot from the Nebraska Secretary of State or the County Electoral Commission, complete it and return it by mail to the Electoral Commission; You can also write your name, date of birth, address, your telephone number and sign on a blank sheet of paper. Take a photo and email it to your county election office. ( earlyvoting@votedouglascounty.com or earlyvote@Sarpy.com )
  • They will send you the ballot by mail to your home. Fill out the ballot, sign the envelope and return it in the return envelope that is included.
  • Return the ballot by mail no later than 5 days before the day of the election using a regular mail stamp.

EARLY VOTE IN PERSON

  • Vote in the Electoral Commission Office; during office hours (Douglas County, 225 N. 115 St., Omaha 402-444-8683 / Sarpy County 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4 Papillion, 402-593-2167).

VOTE ELECTION DAY

  • Go to your assigned polling place on election day, from 8am to 8pm. If you do not know where you have to vote, go to the Electoral Commission website.   votercheck.necvr.ne.gov
  • If you ask for a ballot to be sent home, you can not vote at the polling place.
  • All voting centers in Nebraska must be accessible to voters with disabilities. For information on accommodating voters with disabilities, visit:  http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/pdf/voter_disability_rights.pdf

 

Three Steps to Voting in Douglas and Sarpy Counties

Each time that you vote in any election, you help yourself, your family and your community.

There are three easy steps to voting:  Register, Become Informed and Vote. Read on to find out more.

This nonpartisan, informational guide is also available to print and share: 3 STEPS TO VOTING

STEP 1:  REGISTER TO VOTE

  • Who can vote: Anyone who is a United States citizen, lives in Nebraska, is 18 years or older, felons can vote 2 years after completing their sentence.
  • How to register: Online through vote411.org only if you have a driver’s license or State ID with current address
  • Register in person at the Election Commission Office, Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Public Libraries, Public Assistance Offices and WIC clinics
  • If you are not sure you are registered, check at: votercheck.necvr.ne.gov

STEP 2:  BECOME INFORMED

  • What issues matter to you? Get factual information about the candidate’s background and positions important to you.
  • TV ads are not always accurate
  • League of Women Voters publishes an impartial Voters Guide on the candidates online at vote411.org or a paper guide at Omaha public libraries.
  • Watch videos of local candidate forums via links at omahalwv.org
  • You do not have to vote for every office, it is okay to leave items blank on your ballot

STEP 3: VOTING OPTIONS (Choose one)

VOTE FROM HOME

  • Request an Early Voting application through the Nebraska Secretary of State or the County Election Commission and mail to the Election Office OR on a plain piece of paper, print your Name, date of birth, address, phone #, and sign take photo and email to your county election office. (earlyvoting@votedouglascounty.com or earlyvote@Sarpy.com
  • Ballot will be mailed to your home. Fill out the ballot, and sign the back of the return envelope
  • Mail it back 5 days before election day with a regular postage stamp

VOTE EARLY IN PERSON

  • Vote at the Election office during their business hours (Douglas County, 225 N. 115 St., Omaha 402-444-8683/Sarpy County 501 Olson Drive, Suite 4 Papillion, 402-593-2167)

VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

  • Go to your assigned polling place on election day, 8am-8pm. If you don’t know where this is, you can find it online or call the Election Commission.
  • All polling places in NE must be accessible to voters with disabilities, a poll worker can come to your car to assist if needed.
  • If you requested a ballot be mailed to your home, you cannot vote at your polling place