The 52,541 ballots cast in the citywide election is a 35 percent jump in ballots from the previous high in a non-mayoral election. It also marks the second-highest total for any city election, behind 2019’s mayoral and council vote.
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VOTING RIGHTS NEWS & UPDATES
Civic Nebraska celebrated its eighth annual Strengthening Democracy Awards on April 29 by pairing a rousing keynote speech from Eric Liu with inspiring stories of Nebraskans fortifying our shared civic life.
In an April 25 Omaha World-Herald op-ed, Director of Public Policy Westin Miller proposes a fix for partisan primaries, which make representatives more beholden to their parties’ extremes.