According to the 2015 Civic Health Index, Nebraska ranked 36th and 32nd in voter registration and voting, respectively. Since 2000, Nebraska voters have consistently registered and voted at rates below the national average of 71.2%. And these numbers are even worse in city elections where voter turnout barely hits 30%.
What can you do to help?
Help Civic Nebraska reach out to voters this spring. Studies have shown that face to face contacts leading up to Election Day increase the likelihood the individual will vote.
What are you going to say?
For city elections, the best message is notifying the voter that they are happening. With presidential elections, local and national news are constantly talking about the upcoming election. For city elections – not so much. As part of the conversation, you will help the voter come up with their voting plan – Do they plan to vote by mail or in person? If in person, what time of the day? How will they get there?… You get the idea.
At Civic Nebraska we are dedicated to improving civic health in Nebraska, increasing voter participation in off-year elections is just one way we can create a year-round culture of civic engagement. Join us!
Have questions? Contact Community Organizer Kinzie Mabon at firstname.lastname@example.org