How to register to vote in Nebraska and Iowa

A couple of organizations teamed up on the UNO campus to register students to vote.
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 1:08 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The 2022 general election is less than two months away on Nov. 8.

Ensuring you’re registered to vote is the first step to casting your ballot.

How to Register

Voters in Nebraska and Iowa can register to vote in person, through mail, or online.

Nebraska voters can register online through the Secretary of State’s website. A printable form to mail in is also available.

Online registration in Nebraska requires a driver’s license or state ID card.

Iowa voters can register online or with a form. The form can be returned to your county’s auditor.

  • Pottawattamie County residents can return their voter registration form to the County Auditor’s Office at the Pottawattamie County Courthouse.
As we move closer to the general election in November, attention is being called to voter registration.

Early Voting Registration

Douglas County residents can request an early ballot to be mailed to them.

Sarpy County residents can also apply for an early ballot with a form.

Requested early ballots will be mailed starting Oct. 3.

In-person early voting is available at your county’s Election Commission Office beginning Oct. 11.

Pottawattamie County residents can vote early at the Pottawattamie County Auditor’s office beginning 20 days before the election. An absentee ballot can also be requested.

Voter Registration Deadlines

Nebraska residents will need to register to vote before November.

  • Online registration is available until Oct. 21.
  • Registration forms that are mailed to the County Election office must be postmarked by Oct. 21.
  • In-person registration at the County Election Office is available until Oct. 28.

Iowa residents can register even on the day of the election.

Check your Registration

If you’re unsure if you’re registered to vote or don’t know your precinct, you can check on the Nebraska Voter Information Lookup.

Iowa voters can check online through the Secretary of State.