Douglas and Sarpy Counties Looking for Poll Workers – Sign Up by Jan. 28

The Election Commission in Douglas and Sarpy Counties need poll workers to sign up by January 28 for the Primary election, Tuesday May 12. You are paid minimum wage to attend a training plus work the polls from 7 am to 8:30 pm!

There are Quick Links on the Sarpy & Douglas County election commission home pages that contain the signup & information on being a poll worker:
 
DOUGLAS COUNTY
 
SARPY COUNTY LINK
 
P.S.  You will work hard that day, but if interested, your wage could be donated to the League to help us Make Democracy Work!  Recent changes in the law allow the Election Commission to remit all pay to Non-profit organizations without tax consequences to the person who does the work.

LWVGO Leadership Application and Nomination Deadline Extended to Feb. 10

LWVGO is recruiting for our 2020 leadership board, and we’re accepting nominations and applications through Feb. 10.

The LWVGO leadership board is a working board made up of volunteers who collectively run the organization. Board positions are open to open to anyone, though those selected for executive board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) are recommended to be LWVGO members with some experience working with the League.

We are open to all nominations and applications, but especially looking for interest in helping with our website and/or social media, and for people interested in the following positions:

  • Secretary: Essentially is responsible to assist with development of Board agendas and minutes  A good fit for a new member interested in learning about the League.
  • Membership: Plans and executes membership orientations/meetings/events, coordinating with other Directors/committees planning and executing events and activities.
  • Finance/Development: Responsible to develop and maintain corporate appeals, funding sources  and funding activities. Develop and work with committees to implement funding events.

To apply or to nominate someone else for any of the positions, fill out the application below, or at this link. You can apply for more than one position, and you can submit as many nominations as you’d like.

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Dine & Discuss: 2020 Legislative Issues Discussion – Join Us on Jan. 27

 

Nebraska 2020 Legislative Issues

Monday, January 27th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

Join us for a discussion with our Co-Directors of Public Policy, Terri Crawford and Darci Garcia, on the topic of Nebraska’s 2020 Legislative Issues.

Don’t forget the RSVP for the Dine and Discuss. To RSVP please email candide@lwvgo.org.

2020 Election Deadlines

Courtesy of the Nebraska Civic Engagement Table, here are the upcoming 2020 primary and general election deadlines. Printable version: 2020 Election Deadlines.

Primary Election

Deadlines to Register to Vote

Mail-in, motor vehicle offices, state agencies, and online: April 24, 2020
In-person voter registration at County Election Offices: May 1, 2020 at 6 PM

Deadlines for Early Voting

Last Day to request Vote By Mail ballots: May 1, 2020
Last Day to Mail in Vote By Mail: May 8, 2020
Last Day to Turn in Vote By Mail at the Election Commissioner or Dropboxes: May 12, 2020 at 8 PM
Last Day to Vote in Person Early at the Election Commissioner for the Primary Election: May 11, 2020
Early Voting by Mail starts April 7
Early Voting in Person starts April 12  

Primary Election Day – May 12, 2020

General Election Deadlines

Deadlines to Register to Vote

Mail-in, motor vehicle offices, state agencies, and online: October 16, 2020
In-person voter registration at County Election Offices: October 20, 2020 at 6 PM

Deadlines for Early Voting

Last Day to request Vote By Mail ballots: October 23, 2020
Last Day to Mail in Vote By Mail: October 30, 2020
Last Day to Turn in Vote By Mail at the Election Commissioner or Dropboxes: November 3, 2020 at 8 PM CST
Last Day to Vote in Person Early at the Election Commissioner: November 2, 2020
Early Voting by Mail starts September 29, 2020
Early Voting in Person starts October 4, 2020

General Election Day – November 3, 2020

Become a Deputy Registrar to Register Voters in 2020!

Deputy registrars work as agents of the Election Commission to register voters throughout the county. In order to become an official deputy registrar, you must complete a training class conducted by the Election Commission. After completion, you will be certified by the Election Commission to conduct voter registration drives anywhere in Nebraska.

LWVGO volunteers who help to register voters must have a current (the training remains valid for three years) certification as a Nebraska Deputy Registrar. From the Douglas County website:

Deputy registrars work as agents of the Election Commission to register voters throughout the county. In order to become an official deputy registrar, you must complete a training class conducted by the Election Commission. After completion, you will be certified by the Election Commission to conduct voter registration drives anywhere in Nebraska.

In order to be an official deputy registrar, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a registered voter in the State of Nebraska (you may register to vote at the deputy registrar training session, if not already registered to vote in Nebraska).
  • Must sign up for the deputy registrar training session on or before the business day prior to the training date.
  • Must attend a deputy registrar training session conducted by the Election Commission.

The training sessions are 1 hour long and are free of charge. Please sign up for the class you’d like to attend in advance on the Douglas County Election Commission website.

See the table below for the dates, times and locations of the upcoming training sessions, and please feel free to get in touch with LWVGO and/or the Election Commission for more information.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:00 PM Criss Library, UNO Campus
6401 University Dr N, Omaha, NE
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:00 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:00 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission

12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE

You can also see all of the training events on our LWVGO events calendar!

Comparing Medical Systems in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, Laura Torres talks with Dr. David Mercer and Dr. Marco Olivera about medical systems in Canada and Mexico compared to the United States. They discuss medical training, and the difference between academic and private practice.

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. You can also listen to these episodes as podcasts on Podbean.

Go Vote, Omaha: Hemp Farming in Nebraska

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha, Geri Simon talks with David Bracht, former Nebraska Director of Energy and now an attorney at Kutak Rock LLP, about the regulatory challenges of farming and processing hemp.  They also discussed the differences between hemp and marijuana and the growing and less regulated CBD market.  For more info, see National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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. You can also listen to these episodes as podcasts on Podbean.