Elections in Nebraska

The number of elections in Nebraska varies by year. Nebraska has a gubernatorial election every four years. Members of the state's United States congressional delegation run for election or re-election at the times set out in the United States Constitution. Primary elections assist in choosing political parties' nominees for various positions. On a regional basis, elections also cover municipal issues. In addition, a special election can occur at any time.

Voter QualificationsEdit

To register to vote in Nebraska, each applicant must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Nebraska county in which they are registering, and at least 18 years old by the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Citizens are eligible to register to vote on January 1 of the year they will turn 18 before the November general election. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony are ineligible to register to vote until two years after the terms of their sentence have been completed, and individuals who have been declared mentally incompetent by a court are ineligible to register to vote.[1][2]


The Governor of Nebraska is elected every 4 years, and is restricted to 2 terms.[3] Pete Ricketts was elected in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Nebraska Voter Registration Background". Nebraska Secretary of State. 2019-09-30. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  2. ^ "Felon Voting Rights". Nebraska Secretary of State. 2019-09-27. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  3. ^ Heltzel, Kate, ed. (2018). Nebraska Blue Book (PDF) (54th ed.). p. 411.
  4. ^ "Nebraska Governor Election Results". The New York Times. 2019-01-28. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-09-28.

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