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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Ronald Reagan

The fight for voting rights is never over.

That’s why Civic Nebraska works to ensure all eligible voters enjoy rightful access to the ballot. We organize to advocate for pro-voter initiatives and halt measures making it harder to vote. Join our Voting Rights Advocates mailing list for opportunities to advocate and activate on behalf of our most important American right.

Election Protection

Civic Nebraska has deployed nonpartisan observers – Election Protectors – to Nebraska polling places in every statewide primary and general election since 2012. 
Election Protectors act in a passive role, monitoring elections and the polling places and reporting their observations back to Civic Nebraska, particularly instances of concern.
As part of their observations, Election Protectors gather information and chronicle data regarding how elections are run from county to county in our state. They also record any irregularities or different treatment of voters. Volunteers will also confirm that polling places are compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Election Protectors must be at least 18 and live in Nebraska, and must attend one virtual or in-person training session before Primary Election Day. 
Civic Nebraska uses the information that is gathered to build a post-election report, which is shared with county election officials, state election officials, and the public to identify areas of success and improvement. This report also informs future legislative initiatives that can improve Nebraska voters’ experiences.
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Getting Out the Vote

As each Election Day nears, Civic Nebraska participates in a range of GOTV (Get Out The Vote) activities, including tabling, door-to-door canvassing, helping voters get registered, and making phone calls. Our GOTV volunteers are nonpartisan, working to aid Nebraska voters from across the political spectrum.
VOLUNTEER TO GET OUT THE VOTE

Voting Rights Restoration

Punishing people by restricting their right to vote for a period beyond their sentence is archaic, excessive, and completely unjustified. In 2024, Civic Nebraska and partners led the charge to undo an outdated, unnecessary policy that forced justice-impacted Nebraskans to wait an additional two years after completion of sentence before being able to register to vote.  Sign up for updates to learn about opportunities to get involved.
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Resources for action

Civic Nebraska’s voting rights resources are for anyone and everyone. Share them with your networks and get busy!

Locations

After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507