Voter deadlines

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale recently outlined deadlines regarding voter registration and early voting for the November 2 Nebraska General Election.

Early voting for the election starts September 27 by mail or in person at county election offices. Any registered voter can cast an early-voting ballot.

Gale listed the following deadlines for the November election:

• Mail-in voter registrations must be postmarked by October 15. Registrations close at motor vehicle offices and state agencies on October 15.

• In-person voter registration at county election offices ends at 6 p.m. October 22. This includes registration changes such as updating an address.

• Registered voters can make requests until 4 p.m. October 27 for early-voting ballots to be mailed. November 1 is the deadline for in-person early voting at county election offices. The close of polls on November 2 is the deadline for the return of early-voting ballots, including ballots returned by mail.

Gale urged eligible Nebraskans who aren’t registered voters to take the time to register.

“Voting in Nebraska is a very user-friendly process,” he said. “All you have to do is take the time to study a sample ballot and vote.

“It’s as easy as buying a cup of coffee at your neighborhood coffee shop.”

Gale reminded people to update their voter registration if they have moved within a county or submit a new registration if they have moved from one county to another.

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