Voting Rights in Nebraska for the Formerly Incarcerated
- If the polls close and you're in line to vote, stay in line! You still have the right to vote.
- You can bring whatever materials into the booth with you that will help you decide your vote- ie, a voter guide or your phone to look people up. Some nonprofits or parties send out mailers- that's okay! you just have to make sure you're not using these materials to influence someone else's vote (that falls under electioneering).
- If you make a mistake on your ballot, you can ask for a new one.
- If an election worker says your name is not on the list of registered voters- you are entitled to a provisional ballot, even if you aren't in their book. After election day, officials will make sure you're registered to vote and if you're qualified, your ballot will be counted!
- If you are turned away or denied a provisional ballot, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español).
- You can't have a current candidate's merch on when you go into precincts and any 'electioneering' materials (signs, buttons, t shirts, etc) must be a minimum of 200 feet away. Example: you can wear a shirt that says 'go vote' or 'I love democracy' but you can't endorse a specific candidate.
- If you run into any problems or have questions on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline:
- English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683
- Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682
- Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287
- For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683
Contact the Policy and Advocacy Team!