Nebraska Election Guide

Election 2022 Information for Norfolk, NE

Voter Registration

Registration Deadline: 

   -Mail-in voter registrations must be mailed and postmarked on or before the third Friday preceding an election. 

-Registrations completed at the state Department of Motor Vehicles must be completed by the third Friday preceding an election.

-Voter registrations delivered by personal messenger or personal agent must arrive on or before the third Friday preceding an election.

 -Individuals may register in person at the County Clerk/Election Commissioner’s office

prior to 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding an election.

 - Online Voter Registration closes just before midnight 10 days before the election

Party Affiliation: Voters may choose from one of the three statewide parties currently recognized in Nebraska:  Democratic, Republican and Libertarian or they may choose to not affiliate with any party by checking the non-partisan box on the application.

If you wish to vote in the primary election, where parties choose their nominees for state and county offices, you need to declare your party affiliation. If you register without a political party affiliation, you will receive only the non-partisan ballots at a primary election. Non-partisans may designate a party preference at primary elections and receive partisan ballots for the Senate and House congressional races.

Voter Registration Qualifications

Age: Be at least 18 years of age on or before the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of the election year

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen

Residency: Must live in the State of Nebraska. You may register to vote the same day you become a resident of the state of Nebraska and in the county where you are registering. If you move to a different county, you will have to re-register.

Mental Competency: Must not have been officially found to be mentally incompetent

Felony Convictions: Have not been convicted of a felony or, if convicted, it has been at least two years since completion of the sentence for the felony, including any parole or probation term. For more information click here.

ID Requirements: If registering for the first time in Nebraska by mail, please provide

   -a copy of a current and valid photo ID; or 

   -a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document which is dated 60 days immediately prior to the date of presentation showing the same name and residence address provided on the voter registration application. 

Obtaining a Voter Registration Form

Online: Online Voter Registration (Spanish)

In person: Nebraska Voter Registration Application is available at:

   -local County Clerk/Election Commissioner’s office

   -Department of Motor Vehicles when applying for or renewing your driver’s license 

   -Public assistance agencies (State Department of Health and Human Services & State Department of Education)

   -May be available at banks, post offices, and libraries

By mail/ in writing: You may download a Nebraska voter registration application in English or Spanish or pick up one from the above locations and mail it to your County Clerk.

By fax: Contact your County Clerk for faxing options.

Verifying Your Voter Registration Status

Online: Nebraska Voter registration verification

Phone: Contact county election office


EARLY VOTING QUALIFICATIONS (previously absentee voting)

Who can vote early: Anyone may apply for an Early Voting ballot. Since 1999 Nebraska law has not required a person disclose a reason for their request on the Early Voting application.


In person: You may apply for an early voting ballot by contacting your County Clerk or Election Commissioner in person at the election office

By mail: Print the Nebraska Early Voting Ballot Application (Spanish),  complete the form and sign it, then mail, take a picture, or fax it to your County Clerk or Election Commissioner. You may also send in a handwritten request. You can obtain an early voting ballot by writing to your county clerk or election commissioner with the following information:

   -Your name and residence address

   -Your political party affiliation

   -Your voting precinct(if known)

   -Your phone number

   -The mailing address you want ballots sent to

   -Your signature.


The last day to request an Early Voting ballot to be mailed is close of business on the second Friday preceding the election


Military and overseas voting: Military Voter Information, Overseas Voter Information


Location and time: All county election offices will accept Early Voting applications up to 120 days prior to a statewide Primary or General election.

All early voting ballots, whether personally delivered, delivered by agent, delivered by mail or other carriers must arrive by the closing of the polls on Election Day (8:00 p.m. Central Time/7:00 p.m. Mountain Time).

Additional Information

Deciding how to vote:

Polling Place: Nebraska polling place finder

ID Requirements: The only time voters are asked for their ID is if they are a first time Nebraska registrant who mailed in their registration application and didn't provide ID at that time.

How to Vote: Election Day FAQ

Getting your vote counted: Nebraska's Voter Rights

Problems with voting: HAVA/Nebraska Elections Administrative Complaint Form. See more information on HAVA in Nebraska.

Verifying provisional ballot status: Nebraska provisional ballot verification

Verifying absentee ballot status: Early/Absentee ballot verification




Election 2022 Ballot Measures

Nebraska Photo Voter Identification Initiative

The initiative would amend the Nebraska Constitution to require valid photo identification in order to vote. The amendment would leave the regulation of photo identification up to the Nebraska State Legislature. Currently, voters do not need to present photo identification in order to vote in Nebraska. A voter may be asked for identification if he or she is a first-time registrant who mailed in his or her registration application and did not provide identification at that time.

More Information: Click Here

Nebraska Minimum Wage Increase Initiative

The initiative would incrementally increase the state's minimum wage according to the following schedule:

$10.50 on January 1, 2023;
$12.00 on January 1, 2024;
$13.50 on January 1, 2025; and
$15.00 on January 1, 2026.
After 2026, the minimum wage would be adjusted annually by the cost of living.

Currently, the minimum wage is $9 per hour.

More Information: Click Here

Amendment 1 - Nebraska Authorize Local Governments to Develop Commercial Air Travel Service Amendment

A constitutional amendment to authorize any city, county, or other political subdivision owning or operating an airport to expend its revenues for the public purpose of developing or encouraging the development of new or expanded regularly scheduled commercial passenger air service at such airport.

More Information: Click Here

Your Elected Officials

Joe Biden
Kamala Harris
Vice President
Deb Fischer
U.S. Senate
District Senior Seat
Pete Ricketts
U.S. Senate
District Junior Seat
Mike Flood
U.S. House
District 1
Adrian Smith
U.S. House
District 3
Jim Pillen
Joe Kelly
Lieutenant Governor
Joni Albrecht
State Senate
District 17
Robert Dover
State Senate
District 19
Ben Hansen
State Senate
District 16
Mike Moser
State Senate
District 22
Mike Hilgers
Attorney General
Bob Evnen
Secretary of State
Mike Foley
Auditor of Public Accounts
Matthew Blomstedt
Commissioner of Education
John Albin
Commissioner of Labor
Sherry Vinton
Director of Department of Agriculture
Eric Dunning
Director of Insurance
Thomas Riley
Director of the Department of Natural Resources
Eric Kamler
Public Service Commissioner
Christian Mirch
Public Service Commissioner
Tim Schram
Public Service Commissioner
Kevin Stocker
Public Service Commissioner
Dan Watermeier
Public Service Commissioner
Tony Fulton
Tax Commissioner
John Murante
Lisa Fricke
No Party Affiliation 
State Board of Education
District 2
Patti Gubbels
No Party Affiliation 
State Board of Education
District 3
Sherry Jones
State Board of Education
District 6
Patsy Koch Johns
No Party Affiliation 
State Board of Education
District 1
Jacquelyn Morrison
No Party Affiliation 
State Board of Education
District 4
Deborah Neary
State Board of Education
District 8
Kirk Penner
State Board of Education
District 5
Elizabeth Tegtmeier
State Board of Education
District 7