Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and the fundamental right upon which all our civil liberties rest. The ACLU works to protect and expand American's freedom to vote. In greater Nebraska we successfully stood up for the right of a first responder to exercise his right to vote on Election Day and we have helped lead the way to beat back Voter ID attempts in the Nebraska Legislature.
While Nebraska was one of the first states to pass a felon re-enfranchisement law allowing those with a felony to regain their voting rights two years after completing their sentence, attacks on voting rights happen year after year.
The ACLU works to protect democracy by challenging barriers to the ballot box proposed by the legislature and communities, educating the public about their rights and ensuring all candidates and ballot committees have a fair shot.
What You Need To Know
- 552,115552,115 Nebraskans – out of 1,158,840 registered – voted in the 2014 election.
- 44 counties in Nebraska require bilingual voting materials.
- 2727 new polling places opened in Douglas County after ACLU responded to complaints from area residents in 2012.