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    Voting Information

    At Disability Rights Nebraska, we firmly believe that voting is one of the most powerful self-advocacy tools for individuals with disabilities, empowering them to shape policies and decisions that directly impact their lives.


At Disability Rights Nebraska, we believe a vote is one of the most powerful self-advocacy tools for individuals with disabilities. We also know that people with disabilities are often deterred -- or even prevented -- from voting for several different reasons. Our agency wants to make sure all Americans, especially those with disabilities, are fully informed about their voting rights and have the resources necessary to make their voice heard in every election. 

Polling Place Accessibility

Polling place accessibility is crucial for people with disabilities. Despite the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Help America Vote Act (HAVA), though, many voting stations across the country still make it difficult for people with disabilities to take part in elections. In early 2020, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) released a report on the inaccessibility of polling places across the country. The report, "Blocking the Ballot Box," put a spotlight on the challenges people with disabilities experience when casting their vote.

We are more determined than ever to secure accessible voting for everyone in our state. Help us identify the most common issues Nebraskans with disabilities encounter at the polls by completing our Polling Place Survey on Election Day. The survey is also available in Spanish. You can also print the Polling Place Survey and its Spanish version to complete and return to our office. 

Your Vote Counts.

Questions about Nebraska’s Voter ID Law? You’ll find answers here to some of the questions we hear most often.

From the Office of the Secretary of State

The Nebraska Secretary of State's website is the ultimate resource for up-to-date information on voting in our state. Some highlights...





Strictly Business - Starting this year all Nebraska residents will need to bring a photo ID with them to the polls. The good news is that a lot of different types of ID will be accepted. For people who are unable to afford the fee for a state ID card, the legislature has made state ID cards free, through your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), for voting purposes to make sure people can still exercise their right to vote.

Legislative Bill 1262, introduced by State Sen. Jen Day of Omaha, would have the commission contract with a consultant with expertise in tribal issues to study and determine any barriers to voting and equal representation for Indian tribes in Nebraska.

This year will be the first time Nebraska has required photo identification to vote. We want to make sure you know how to prepare so you can cast your vote. We just made a video to help you prepare. Share it with your family and friends to make sure everyone knows what to do on Election Day.

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