On the chopping block: Election Assistance Commission

This morning voting rights organizations got word that a proposal was before the Committee on House Administration to eliminate the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. H.R. 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act, is aptly named – proposing to eliminate the commission created to ensure that the problems that plagued the 2000 election never happen again. […]

From Omaha to Scottsbluff: Our I-80 Experience

Community Organizer, Kinzie Mabon, recaps her weeklong road-trip with Policy Organizer Shannon Casey and conversations with voters across Nebraska. Road trip!! Shannon and I recently returned from our weeklong road trip, making stops in Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, Gothenburg, and Scottsbluff. Although we were working, we took the time to be the coffee snobs […]

AVR: Small step with a big impact

Last week, representatives from our national partner, the Center for Secure and Modern Elections, joined us at the Nebraska Capitol. Here to discuss automatic voter registration (AVR), CSME staff joined in on meetings with senators & staff and co-hosted a “lunch & learn” for senators and staff. Introduced by Senator Tony Vargas of Omaha, LB […]

Take Action on LR 6

This week LR 6 will be heard before the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee. LR 6 calls on the Nebraska Legislature to submit a request to Congress to call for a constitutional convention under Article V for the purpose of (1) imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, (2) limiting the power and jurisdiction […]

NCR Hosts Policy Briefing + Advocate Training

Nearly 70 advocates for fair and accessible elections came to the UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center to learn about election policy, how a bill becomes a law, and how they can make their voice heard in the legislative process The Policy Briefing included back and forth conversations between Voting Rights Director, Bri McLarty Huppert, […]

It’s Happening.

Twenty-nine days. It has only been 29 days since the election and already voter ID proponents are already pushing for more restrictive voter laws. On Wednesday night Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill making Michigan’s voter ID law even more restrictive. For the 2016 election a voter could cast a ballot without a photo […]

Returning your mail ballot

Unless you’re ready to shell out for overnight shipping, there is no guarantee your ballot will arrive to the election office by the deadline. Your mail ballot must be received by the Election Commissioner’s office by Tuesday, November 8th – so your best bet is to hand-deliver it. You can deliver your ballot to your county […]

Know Your Rights on Election Day

NCR will have election observers at polling places across Nebraska and will have a voter protection hotline to request assistance or report voter intimidation or disenfranchisement. Election Protection Hotline: English: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)         Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA ( 888-839-8682) Twitter: @nebraskareform          Email: elections@nereform.org Voter’s Bill of Rights Right to Receive […]

NCR Announces the Phoenix Project

Can persons convicted of a felony vote in the state of Nebraska? According to a recent ACLU Nebraska study, when asked this question earlier only half of Nebraska County election officials could provide accurate information. Since a law change in 2005, an ex-felon may register to vote two years after completing all terms of their […]