Dine & Discuss: The Future of Nebraska Elections

Secretary of State John Gale will discuss the Future of Nebraska Elections with League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha members and guests. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28 at Valentino’s, 5022 S 108th St.

While most states face upgrading old and potentially hackable electronic voting machines Nebraska does not because it uses paper ballots. Yet, we still must deal with other aging equipment running our election system. The big question will be what equipment to purchase going forward, but also how citizens should vote in the future: at a polling place, by mail (such as in Oregon, Washington and Colorado) or a combination.

To answer these questions and more, Gale convened an Advisory Task Force of Nebraska citizens and Election Commissioners. Its report came out in April: read it here.

Gale will present the report’s findings on the costs of replacing old election equipment, compare what other states are doing and discuss recommendations for the future.

Come as early as 5 p.m. to socialize, with Sec. Gale’s talk beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but if you would like to eat, the buffet is available for $14.14 including beverages. Wine or beer available for additional cost.

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