NE-02 Debate Scheduled for Oct. 18

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha and the Omaha Press Club will be hosting a debate between candidates for Nebraska’s second Congressional district, Don Bacon and Kara Eastman, at 12 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2018.

The event will be recorded by WOWT Channel Six and aired on several platforms it has available.

Stay tuned to news from LWVGO for more details closer to the date of the event.

LWVGO Welcomes New Permanent Vote-by-Mail/Early Voting Request List

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha commends the Douglas County Election Commission for enacting a permanent vote-by-mail list. This empowers Douglas County voters to opt into automatically receiving a postcard ahead of every election. This postcard asks the voter if they would like to receive a ballot mailed to them for that election. If they would like to vote early/by mail, the voter sends the postcard back and then receives a ballot in the mail. The voter then mails in (or drops off) their ballot to vote.

Per the Douglas County Election Commission’s media release:
Beginning with the 2018  Statewide Gubinatorial Election, voters may place themselves on Douglas County Early Voting Request List. Voters on this list will be sent an early voting ballot application postcard prior to every scheduled election. When the postcard is received, voters may simply complete the response portion and return it to our office, thereby requesting an early voting ballot to be mailed to the address of their choice.
All early voting ballot applications issued by the Douglas County Election Commission will now include an option for voters to add their name to the Early Voting Request List for future elections.

Voters who would like to request an early voting ballot for the Nov. 6, 2018 election and want to opt in to receive election-notification postcards before every election can get more information from the Douglas County Election Commission’s website.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a nonpartisan political organization that envisions a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge, and the confidence to participate in elections.

Voting by mail is a proven method that decreases county cost and increases voter turnout. This plan removes barriers to voting for citizens who work long hours, attend school or have transportation issues.

We believe our democracy is strongest when all citizens can vote and we applaud the Douglas County Election Commission for its consistent commitment to increasing voter turnout.

Understanding Voting in Nebraska – En Español

Laura Torres habla con activistas comunitarios Lilia Franciscony y Marta Nieves sobre el sistema electoral estadounidense y cómo registrarse para votar y cómo votar en Nebraska.


Go Vote Omaha’s Laura Torres talks to community activists Lilia Franciscony and Marta Nieves about about the American election system and how to register and how to vote in Nebraska.

 

Learn More About the Effort to Insure the Good Life in Nebraska: Go Vote Omaha Talks Medicaid Expansion

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, Geri Simon talks to Molly McCleery, Deputy Director and Staff Attorney for Health Care at Nebraska Appleseed. Appleseed, alongside many other groups, is working to get Medicaid expansion onto the November general-election ballot, empowering voters to expand access to healthcare in our state. The campaign needs to collect roughly 85,000 total signatures by July 5. The Nebraska Secretary of State must certify the signatures before the measure is placed on the ballot in November 2018.

Making Medicaid available to people earning less than $17,000 a year would bring health coverage to more than 90,000 struggling Nebraskans. You can find out more, including how to get involved, from Insure the Good Life.

In Omaha, you can sign the sign the petition during drop-in sessions Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the following locations.

Omaha Petition Coffee Hours
Weekly through end of June
Mondays 7-9 a.m. @ Muglife Coffee (2452 Harney St)
Wednesdays 10 a.m.-Noon @ Muglife Coffee
Fridays 10 a.m.-Noon @ Urban Abbey (1026 Jackson St)

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or CenturyLink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Civic Nebraska Seeking Voters Who Had Party Affiliation Changed

Civic Nebraska is seeking individuals who had their voter party affiliation changed without their knowledge or consent. They ran an election observation program this primary and identified this issue happening to multiple voters. If you, or know someone who had this happen, please contact us at 402-904-5191 or email john.cartier@civicnebraska.org.

You can check your current registration status on the Nebraska Voter Check website.

You can find out more information about the issue at Civic Nebraska’s website.

2018 Candidate Forum: Unicameral, Legislative District 20

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha held a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for Nebraska state senate/Unicameral in district 20. The candidates are Jackie Collett, Chris Anne Dienstbier and John McCollister. Following the May 15 primary election, the top two vote-getters of these three candidates will continue to the general-election ballot in November.

Find out more about the primary in our Get Ready to Vote FAQ and nonpartisan voters’ guide. You can watch all our candidate forums and see all of our 2018 elections info under “2018 ELECTIONS” on our home page.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a nonpartisan organization that never supports or opposes any candidate for office or political party. LWVGO’s mission is to inform and empower voters.

2018 Candidate Forum: Unicameral, Legislative District 6

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha held a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for Nebraska state senate/Unicameral in district 6. The candidates are Machaela Cavanaugh, Ricky Fulton and Theresa Thibodeau. Following the May 15 primary election, the top two vote-getters of these three candidates will continue to the general-election ballot in November.

Find out more about the primary in our Get Ready to Vote FAQ and nonpartisan voters’ guide. You can watch all our candidate forums and see all of our 2018 elections info under “2018 ELECTIONS” on our home page.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a nonpartisan organization that never supports or opposes any candidate for office or political party. LWVGO’s mission is to inform and empower voters.

2018 Candidate Forum: Congressional Primary Democratic Debate, Co-Hosted with WOWT

Nebraska Congressional District 2 Primary Democratic debate between Brad Ashford and Kara Eastman at the Omaha Press Club, April 19, 2018. Produced by WOWT NBC Omaha, Channel 6.

Find out more about the primary in our Get Ready to Vote FAQ and nonpartisan voters’ guide. You can watch all our candidate forums and see all of our 2018 elections info under “2018 ELECTIONS” on our home page.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a nonpartisan organization that never supports or opposes any candidate for office or political party. LWVGO’s mission is to inform and empower voters.

2018 Candidate Forum: Omaha Public School District Board of Education, Subdistricts 2 & 6

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha hosted a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education-Subdistricts 2 & 6. Candidates participating: Subdistrict 2- Zach Boiko, Marlon Brewer and Marque Snow. Subdistrict 6-Jeff Jezewski, Nancy Kratky, and Mike Moody. Two candidates from each subdistrict will advance to the November election in these non-partisan races.

Find out more about the primary in our Get Ready to Vote FAQ and nonpartisan voters’ guide. You can watch all our candidate forums and see all of our 2018 elections info under “2018 ELECTIONS” on our home page.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a nonpartisan organization that never supports or opposes any candidate for office or political party. LWVGO’s mission is to inform and empower voters.