Let’s talk about voting rights: A live Q&A

The June 29 virtual forum is in partnership with the Let's Talk Alliance, a community discussion group consisting of members of Nebraska U.’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and members of historically underrepresented communities in Lincoln.

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We’re more than four months from the 2020 general election, but interest in voting – and voting rights – is at an all-time high. How is that enthusiasm translating to segments of the population that traditionally vote at lower rates, such as younger Nebraskans? What can citizens do to help promote the importance of voting? And, what will November’s election look like in this year of unusual challenges?

Join John Cartier, Civic Nebraska’s director of voting rights, and Lancaster County Election Commissioner Dave Shively for a virtual Q&A at 7 p.m. CDT June 29 as they tackle these and other important topics related to the upcoming Nov. 3 election in Nebraska.

Among the discussion items: what Nebraskans need to register to vote; 2020’s key election deadlines and dates; who is eligible to request an early vote-by-mail application; and the ways any Nebraskan can help get out the vote – in particular, new voters.

The virtual forum is in partnership with the Let’s Talk Alliance, a community discussion group consisting of members of Nebraska U.’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and members of historically underrepresented communities in Lincoln.

First appointed in 1999, Shively is the first Lancaster County election commissioner to be appointed to more than two consecutive terms. He has brought a wide range of governmental, electoral, and organizational experience to the county election commissioner’s office. A native of Norfolk, Shively is a member of the standards board of the Federal Election Assistance Commission, which was mandated by the congressional passage of the Help America Vote Act.

A graduate of Nebraska U. Law, Cartier has served as Civic Nebraska’s director of voting rights since 2017. In his role, he works to ensure that elections across the state are nonpartisan, accessible and modern. Prior to joining Civic Nebraska, Cartier worked on several elections, including his own for Lincoln Public Schools board of education. A Las Vegas native, Cartier has lived in Nebraska since 2010 when he joined Concordia University on a track and field scholarship and to study marketing and journalism.

To join

A stream will be available through Zoom and Facebook Live and is open to the public. The Zoom meeting ID is 864 5149 4662.

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