Nebraska state senator pushing to make Election Day a holiday

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — State Sen. Eliot Bostar, who represents south-central Lincoln, introduced two bills last legislative session to make Election Day a state holiday.

And he told Nebraska News Service that he plans to try again next session.

Gov. Pete Ricketts opposed the measures this year, saying they were unnecessary.

Many states already recognize elections as state holidays, but the laws surrounding the holiday vary state to state.

Bostar, of District 29, also wants to automatically register everyone to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles and provide postage for mail-in voting.

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