Nebraska Voter Registration Information
The University of Nebraska at Omaha must provide the following Voter Registration Information to all UNO students to remain compliant with Title IV federal student aid assistance programs.
The voter registration requirement was included in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. In essence, if a participating school is located in a state that requires voter registration prior to election day and/or does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then the school must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information/registration forms to its students.
The Department of Justice has identified the states that meet this criterion. Nebraska residents are required to register to vote for all state and national elections. The requirements of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (also known as the “NVRA” or “motor voter law”) apply to 44 States and the District of Columbia. Six States (Idaho, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are exempt from the NVRA. Likewise, the territories are not covered by the NVRA (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa)
How Can I Register to Vote?
UNO is committed to making sure everyone in our community has access to all the information you need to vote and has partnered with TurboVote and the non-partisan organization Democracy Works to provide this service to you. You can register from your phone or your computer, any day, any time! It’s easy to use, so sign up now.
After completing registration, TurboVote will mail copies of the appropriate forms to the address you specified. The service is free for UNO students.
You should register to vote in the county and state where your permanent residence is located. A permanent residence address may be the residence hall where you live, an off-campus residence, or your residence at home with your parents.
Why Should I Vote?
"Vote because elections aren't simply about your representatives in Washington or who is president. Who you choose this November to lead your local and state governments -- whether as your governor, mayor, city council member, or your state senator -- will have a serious impact on the life of your community," says Huffington Post.
Where Can I Vote: Polling Places
According to the Douglas County Election Commission website,
"polling places are chosen to accommodate the most voters possible. There are many factors the Douglas County Election Commission takes into account when selecting a polling place, including the amount of space available for voters, the amount of parking available, ease of entrance and exit, the amount of lighting available, and handicapped accessibility. The Election Commission also considers the convenience of the location of the polling place in relation to where most of the voters in a precinct reside."