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Access Candidate Information for the May 14 Primary Election at VOTE411

The League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s nonpartisan, online voters’ guide – VOTE411 – has been launched with information about candidates running in the May 14 primary for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Nebraska Legislature, State Board of Education, University of Nebraska Board of Regents and Public Service Commission as well as all races in Douglas County.

Through VOTE411 – which is available at https://www.vote411.org/nebraska – voters can input their address to view the names of candidates who will appear on their primary election ballots in the selected races as well as biographical information and answers to three to four questions from the candidates who are participating. “The League aims to provide voters with easily accessible unbiased candidate information so they can make empowering decisions for themselves and their communities,” said Jeanne Miller, who is coordinating the 2024 effort for the state LWVNE and League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha.

To compile information for voters prior to the May 14 primary, League volunteers contacted 189 candidates in 63 races, with 115 responding to date for a response rate of 61% overall. “All 189 candidates were mailed a postcard about participating in VOTE411,” Miller said. ”Every candidate was either emailed, texted, Facebook messaged or called – sometimes multiple times – in addition to the postcard. All responses have been translated into Spanish.” 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

The 108th (short) session of the Nebraska Legislature ended April 18.
 
On April 18, LB1402 -- Senator Lou Ann Linehan's work around bill to recreate the Opportunity Scholarship Act and nullify the repeal of the referendum vote on LB753 -- passed 32-14. The LWVNE, Nebraska State Education Association and Support Our Schools as well as other organizations opposed this bill. Legal action is being considered based on a provision in the Nebraska Constitution that the Legislature cannot appropriate public dollars for private schools.
 
Also on April 18, the Legislature "skipped" voting on LB388 -- which would have added taxes on a variety of goods and services and use the revenue to help pay for new school property tax credits -- when it became apparent to its introducer, Senator Linehan, that it did not have the 33 votes needed to end an opposing filibuster. 
 
The Spring 2024 Nebraska Voter, to be published April 24, will include a recap of the 2024 legislative session, with a focus on the LWVNE's priority bills.
 
During the Interim, the LWVNE will offer:

"Wait, What Just Happened?" LWVNE Legislative Recap: Join us Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. (CT) on Zoom for a recap of what passed this session, what didn't and how it will affect Nebraska. Please register here and share with anyone who might be interested - friends welcome!

Policy Spotlights: Throughout the interim, the LWVNE will host occasional "Policy Spotlight" sessions that will do a deep dive on legislation that passed this spring, overview current policy topics or discuss an ongoing interim study. More details to come soon.

Potential special session: Governor Pillen said in his April 18 message to the Legislature that he will call a special session on his property tax reduction plan. The LWVNE will keep you posted on this special session. 

 

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What you need to know about Nebraska Voter ID
What you need to know about Nebraska Voter ID

VOTER ID IN NEBRASKA

We welcome you to the 2024 election season. Nebraska’s primary is on May 14, 2024, with the general election on Nov. 5, 2024. Beginning with the May primary, voters in Nebraska must have a photo ID to cast their ballots. To learn more about the requirements – e.g., what does this mean if I vote by mail? – click on this link for the Nebraska Secretary of State website..

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