Help us observe Lincoln’s May 7 city election

Civic Nebraska is seeking volunteers to help ensure Lincoln's May 7 local election is fair, transparent, and accessible.

by
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

All politics is local, as the saying goes. And local politics in Nebraska’s Capital City will have a big day May 7 as Lincoln voters choose a mayor, city council members, school board members, and other city leadership posts in the city’s general election.

For the first time in a Nebraska local municipal election, Civic Nebraska’s trained, nonpartisan Election Protection volunteers will be on hand at polling places around the city.

Brad Christian-Sallis

What’s an Election Protector? An indispensable volunteer who serves as a watchful eye on the electoral process. Election Protectors act in a passive role as observers, monitoring polling places and reporting back to Civic Nebraska what they are seeing on the ground as voters gather to cast ballots on Election Day. This includes instances of concern, but observers also note what is going well.

Election Protectors also gather data on how elections are administered and record any irregularities, including whether voters are treated differently. Civic Nebraska then shares all of the information that is gathered with the appropriate election officials. Election observation is an important protection of the integrity of the electoral process, and it helps to maintain confidence in our democratic institutions.

We are still recruiting volunteers to help protect Lincoln’s local election. This is our first effort at deploying observers for a local Nebraska election, and we need your help for it to be successful.

For more information and to sign up for a quick training — either in person or remotely —  click here.

Thanks for your interest and for all that you do,

Brad Christian-Sallis, Voting Rights Field Director

Related Articles

It’s official: Democracy wins

Nebraska smashed voting records in May. Can we do it again in November? With the growth in vote-by-mail and continued COVID-19 concerns, it’s possible.

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Locations

  • Lincoln
    1111 Lincoln Mall Suite 350, Lincoln NE 68508
    402.904.5191
  • Omaha
    6400 University Drive, N CEC 117.12, Omaha NE 68182-0708
    402.554.3584
  • Greater Nebraska
    203 N. Locust St., Grand Island NE 68801
    308@civicnebraska.org
  • Contact Us

After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110
    402.457.6711

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132
    402.557.4300

  • Lothrop Elementary School

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110
    402.457.5704

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521
    402.304.1165

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.436.1301

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507
    402.436.1303

  • Randolph Elementary School

    1024 S. 37th St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.436.1163

  • Raymond Central Elementary Schools

    Valparaiso and Ceresco
    Coming Fall 2020

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x