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NO to initiative 432 - No to VOter ID

Say No to Voter ID
Say NO to 432

Say No to Voter Photo ID

We encourage our fellow Nebraskans to consider the real-world costs, complications and consequences of restrictions on our right to vote.

  • The voter restriction amendment would cost Nebraska taxpayers millions of dollars.
    • The most recent official government estimate places the cost of voter restrictions at nearly $3 million to implement and nearly $1 million yearly to maintain.
  • Elections in Nebraska are already conducted efficiently, securely and with integrity. 
    • We can and should work to make our elections better, but this voter restriction amendment does not improve our elections. 
  • If passed the voter restriction amendment will make voting more complicated.
  • This amendment affects all ballots, including absentee voting and overseas military members. Eligible Nebraska voters:
    • would endure longer waits to cast their ballots.
    • would encounter new repetitive hurdles when voting absentee — including needing to print out a copy of their ID to send in with their Vote By Mail request or ballot, creating a hassle for anyone without a printer at home, scanner, etc. 
    • face the real possibility of being turned away from their polling places. 
  • This amendment creates more questions than it answers and will cause confusion for voters and election officials. The well-funded special interests behind this initiative are asking Nebraskans to vote without answers to essential questions.
    • We have no way to know what type of identification will count, but we do know that Social Security cards and birth certificates would not qualify & military, tribal and student IDs would likely be useless as well.
    • The amendment’s broad language could result in a different voting process in each of Nebraska’s 93 counties.
    • This amendment does not provide any training requirements for poll workers to receive in order to judge someone’s identity based on a photo ID.
  • This petition language is a vague and dangerous voter restriction proposal that would have real consequences.
    • This voter restriction amendment makes it harder for eligible Nebraskans to freely and fairly cast a ballot. This is especially true for young, low-income, rural, black and brown, and senior Nebraskans.
    • For many rural Nebraskans, the travel required to acquire a photo ID is often a major burden. This includes Nebraskans with disabilities, the elderly, or those in areas without access to reliable broadband or reliable transportation.  
    • This voter restriction amendment deprives many Nebraskans of their right to vote, reduces participation, and is in direct opposition to our country’s promise of including more Americans in the democratic process.
5 reasons to vote no on photo voter ID

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