Know Your Rights and Election Protection

NCR Election Protection Hotline

Every voter should have the opportunity to register to vote and receive a ballot. If you experience difficulty in registering or voting on or before Election Day, contact NCR.

English Hotline: (402) 904-5191 or 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)

Spanish Hotline: 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)

Arabic American Institute Hotline: 844-418-1682

Asian-American Advancing Justice Hotline: 888-274-8683

Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bengali, Urdu and Tagalog

Assistance also available by email at elections@nereform.org

2016 Election Protection Program

In addition to our voter education campaign, Nebraskans for Civic Reform will again conduct our Election Protection Program. This observation program recruits, trains, and places volunteer election observers in polling places across Nebraska to ensure that our election administration is in compliance and that no voters’ rights are violated. Given the magnitude of the 2016 presidential elections, NCR is tripling our election protection program, sending over 120 non-partisan election observers to six cities across the state, including Lincoln and Omaha.

We are looking for volunteers in Lincoln, Omaha, central and western Nebraska. If you are interested, please fill out the Election Protection Volunteer form below or contact our Director of Voting Rights, Bri McLarty, at elections@nereform.org.

Election Protection Volunteer Info Sheet

 

Know Your Rights Campaign

In 2012, voters in South Omaha, Checka predominately Hispanic neighborhood, were asked for their voter identification numbers and turned away when they could not produce their registration card or recite their number. Unsure of their rights, these voters left the polling location without casting their ballot. These voters were disenfranchised and denied their right to participate in the democratic process.

Since 2012, election administrators have done little to ensure the protection of Nebraska voters against such disenfranchisement. They continue to refuse to create and distribute uniform election guidelines for poll workers across the state or educate voters about how to update their registration. On September 17th, Constitution Day,  Nebraskans for Civic Reform launched its “Know Your Rights” campaign, a comprehensive guide to help educate voters about their rights. This campaign seeks to equip voters with the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves against voter disenfranchisement.

Know Your Rights Educational Materials

Printed materials are available for pick up or delivery, please contact NCR at elections@nereform.org to request quantity. General pamphlet translation will be available soon, please contact NCR to order prints of translations.


Upcoming Know Your Rights Events: