LINCOLN – As the May 1 deadline approaches for Nebraskans who want to register to vote in-person, state officials are reminding voters to take advantage of using their courthouse drop box.
According to a release from the office of Secretary of State Robert B. Evnen, COVID-19 has changed things up a bit for the Nebraska May 12 Primary.
A voter registration form can be printed, filled out, signed and dropped in a county ballot drop box by May 1 at 6:00 p.m. Those who wish to register to vote are able to use the same box to drop off their signed registration form found online at https://www.nebraska.gov/apps-sos-voter-registration/
Other May 1 deadlines include receipt of early ballot request forms as the deadline to request an early ballot is May 1 at 6:00 p.m. Early ballot requests received after that date and time will not be processed.
Voters have until May 12 when the polls close to return their completed ballot. Voters can return their ballot by mail, drop it off in the secure voter box located outside their county building or give it to a trusted friend or family member to put in the mail or drop off.
Nebraskans have begun to return their completed ballots. As of April 27, 162,000 completed ballots have been returned of the 450,000 ballots sent out.
At least 82% of likely primary voters who usually vote at the polling site have requested an early ballot in this primary election as Nebraska may also be on a trajectory to setting a new record for ballots cast in Nebraska’s 2020 primary election.
For more information, visit the Secretary of State website at https://sos.nebraska.gov/.