Trio of bills involving changes to Nebraska voting set for hearings Wednesday

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Your voice can be heard Wednesday afternoon on several bills involving changes to elections in Nebraska.

The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee is hosting hearings for a trio of bills on Wednesday and a pair of groups are also holding a rally beforehand to show their support for the proposals.   

Nebraskans for Free and Fair Elections and the Nebraska Voter Accuracy Project are encouraging people to show up at 12 p.m. on Wednesday on the north steps of the State Capital to show support for all three measures being discussed.

LB 457 would require video surveillance of voting and provide requirements for paper ballots and vote scanning devices. LB 808 would give clerks the option to hand count ballots. LB 193 would require all voting machines to be made in the United States. 

This comes as Sen. Megan Hunt has already opposed another bill that would return Nebraska to a winner-take-all vote in the electoral college.

Wednesday’s hearings begin at 1:30 p.m. in room 1525 at the State Capital. 

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