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VOTE 411 INFO GRAPHIC

The League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s nonpartisan, online voters’ guide – VOTE411 – which was launched prior to the May 14 primary election with information about candidates running 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 –is being updated for the Nov. 5 general election.

Through VOTE411 – which is available at https://www.vote411.org/nebraska – voters can input their address to view the names of candidates running 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.” 

Since the primary, Miller has been working to archive candidates who did not advance, add candidates who “auto-advanced” to the general election, and then work with local leagues in Lincoln/Lancaster County, Hastings and Seward County to add races and candidates to the VOTE411 database for the Nov. 5 general election.

“In August, we will start all over again in contacting candidates and asking them to respond to VOTE411,” she said. “Those candidates who will appear on the Douglas County ballot will be included in the LWVGO’s printed voters’ guide, which will be distributed in time for early voting prior to the Nov. 5 general election,” Miller added.

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