2015 Voter's Guide

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Voter FAQ

Election Day is Tuesday, May 5.

Here are some frequently asked -- and answered -- questions leading up to the primary election.

When are the polls open?

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the central time zone.

How do I know where to vote?

Go to the State of Nebraska VoterCheck site at www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov. Or call your county clerk/election commissioner's office.

What should I do if I have moved since the last election?

Voters changing address, name or party affiliation must complete new voter registration applications and return them to the Election Commissioner's office. Failure to do so may delay you at the polls on election day.

Can I vote if I did not re-register?

Yes, if you have a voter registration on file, you can go to your new polling place on election day. You will be asked to complete a new registration form, and your ballot will be sealed in an envelope.

Do I need a voting card to vote?

No, the card is for information only and does not need to be presented to election officials to vote.

Are polling places accessible?

Yes. And, you can ask for your ballot to be brought to your car if it is difficult for you to get into the polling place.

Can voters receive assistance in voting?

Voters who cannot read, are blind or have a physical disability may request assistance in marking their ballots. The voter may have a friend or relative help, or he or she may request the assistance of two election board workers, one each of a different party.

In addition, a voting machine will be available at each polling location. Visually or physically disabled voters can use it to mark ballots in private and unassisted.

How can I get more information?

The Journal Star Voter's Guide and earlier campaign and election stories are available online at www.JournalStar.com.

Coverage will continue on the Journal Star's website through and beyond Election Day.

What if I want to report a problem or have a question?

Contact your county clerk/election commissioner or the Secretary of State's office at 888-727-0007 or 402-471-2555.

What's against the rules?

* Campaigning or handing out political literature within 200 feet of a polling place.

* Wearing political badges or insignia into polling place on Election Day.

Source: Lancaster County Election Commissioner's Office, Secretary of State