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Election_2016

What you need to know

Find what you need to know for the election in November

What you need to know

As part of our ongoing Go Vote Omaha! television program, we prepared a one hour program that covers most of the topics on this page. You can view it here

Important Dates

Oct 3 Vote by Mail ballots ready to be mailed

Oct 10 Early Voting at the Election Commission office starts

Oct 21 Last day to register outside the Election Commission office

Oct 28 Last day to register at the Election Commission office

Oct 28 Last day for Vote by Mail ballot request at Election Commission

Nov 7 Last day to vote in-person at the Election Commission

Nov 8 ELECTION

All dates are available at the NE Secretary of State website

Register to Vote

Begin by checking your registration at Nebraska Secretary of State's website

Register or change your voting information online

For more information and forms in English and Spanish, go to the Douglas County Election Commission's website

Candidate and Issue Information

Get your ballot to vote by mail, then spend some time with us researching candidates and issues.

When researching candidates on the internet, be cautious. Some websites have an agenda.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha uses vote411.org The information there is provided directly by the candidates with no editing. There are written Voters Guides, which are available in local libraries and on the home page of this website.

There will be debates for the Presidential election. We have television programs on how to watch a debate and political messaging. Find them here

For judges, the Nebraska Bar Association published an evaluation judges on their website

Candidate Forums For the election, our television forums are available here.

The League of Women Voters supports the elimination of the death penalty and urges you to vote RETAIN. We prepared three programs on the death penalty which are available here

Vote

We encourage you to vote early by mail. The Election commission mailed all registered voters a card to fill out and mail back to them. The best information is available here.

On election day, the polls will be open from 8 am to 8 pm. You can check your registration and polling location here

If you need a ride to the polls, contact:

The Urban League of Nebraska 402-575-0144

Heartland Workers Centers 402-933-6095

Or register for a ride or to give a ride at drive2vote.org

I need help

Before election day, your best source of information is always the Douglas County Election Commission. Their website is votedouglascounty.com . Their telephone number is 402-444-VOTE (8683). On election day, they will be very busy and you may not be able to reach them by phone.

Learn your rights before you go to the polls, at the Nebraskans for Civic Reform website