The presidential election is upon us. If you live in Nebraska you may be wondering when polling hours are open, as well as other key election day information.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2016 general election:
DATE: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
POLLING HOURS: The polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Central Time Zone and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mountain Time Zone.
CANDIDATES IN THE RACE: Nebraska voters will be able to choose from among these candidates for president:
Donald J. Trump and Michael R. Pence Republican
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Jill Stein and Howie Hawkins Green Party
Gary Johnson and William Weld Libertarian Party
You can find information about other candidates on the ballot here.
WHERE DO I VOTE?: The state has a website where you can look up your polling place and voter registration. The polling place is usually located near where you live. You must be registered to vote in Nebraska. If you haven’t registered to vote yet, it’s too late. According to the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office, you had to register in person prior to 6 p.m. on the second Friday preceding an election or by mail on or before the third Friday preceding an election.
ELECTORAL VOTES AT STAKE: Nebraska has 5 electoral votes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & VOTING INFORMATION: According to the State of Nebraska, you don’t need a photo ID to vote generally. “The only time voters are asked for their ID is if they were a first time Nebraska registrant who mailed in their registration application and didn’t provide ID at that time,” the state says. Nebraska provides assistance for voters with disabilities. In Nebraska all counties use optical scan ballots; “so voters are instructed to darken the oval completely, not to erase or cross out and return to the table if they have spoiled their ballot and need a new one,” the state says.
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