Nandar, of Myanmar, is in residency with Civic Nebraska this fall via the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Professional Fellowship Program. Here is more about Nandar in his own words.
Voting is our most cherished democratic right. Without it, there is no prospect for change, no method to hold our leaders accountable, no real way for our values and vision to be represented in our institutions.
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The Cornhusker State’s ease-of-voting ranking has slipped since 2020 – and would most certainly slide farther if voter ID is imposed in 2023.
The University of Nebraska is looking to build on its strong tradition of turning out the student vote in 2022. In 2020, the university had a 92 percent voter registration rate and a 74 percent turnout rate.