Decline to sign voter restriction petitions

Politicians are gathering signatures to place a new voter restriction measure on the ballot. This proposed revision to the state Constitution would severely restrict Nebraska voters by adding lengthy and repetitive steps, as well as new technicalities that would disqualify eligible voters.

See the language of the proposed constitutional revision here.

COSTLY 
FOR TAXPAYERS

›› Most recent estimates show that the amendment would cost taxpayers of Nebraska nearly $3 million in the first year to implement, and then nearly an additional $1 million every year after that to maintain.
›› The proposed voter restriction amendment may require voters to purchase their own photo identification card before being able to vote.

COMPLICATED 
FOR VOTERS

›› In-person voters would endure longer waits to cast ballots and then face the possibility of being turned away from their polling place on Election Day.
›› Early voters would face redundant hurdles, including needing to print out a copy of ID to send along with their absentee request or ballot.
›› Voters would not be able to use social security cards or birth certificates, which don’t have photos, nor could they use military tribal, and student IDs, which don’t list addresses.

CONSEQUENCES
FOR EVERYONE

›› The proposed restrictions would make it harder for eligible Nebraskans to freely and fairly cast a ballot – especially young, low-income, rural, Black and brown, and senior voters.
›› The proposal is a burden for Nebraskans with disabilities, the elderly, and those in areas without reliable broadband, transportation, or where DMVs have limited hours of operation.

Add up the costs, complications, and consequences and the choice is clear: We cannot casually sign away our most valuable rights in a futile attempt to make ourselves feel better, for a plan that does nothing to improve our elections.

PROTECT
NEBRASKA FREEDOMS.

DECLINE TO SIGN
THE VOTER RESTRICTION PETITION.

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