LWVNE Supports Independent Redistricting

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In the midst of COVID-19, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska (LWVNE) has: Expanded voter education to all 93 counties in Nebraska through Vote411.org Promoted vote-by-mail (early voting) for Nebraska’s May 12 primary election — which resulted in a RECORD voter turnout! Initiated People Powered Fair Maps in Nebraska to produce maps that are […]

Unicameral Considers Redistricting Bills

Last week, the Nebraska state legislature’s Executive Board considered four proposals regarding the Legislature’s redistricting process. Two of these bills — 253 and 466 — are among LWVNE/LWVGO’s 2019 priority bills. The committee took no immediate action on any of the proposals. LWNE President Sherry Miller encourages all LWVNE/LWVGO members to contact their state senators […]

LWVNE Testimony Supporting LB 253

On Feb. 8, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska submitted testimony in support of LB 253, a bill to adopt the Redistricting Act. The executive board will hold its first hearing on this bill at 12 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Room 1525 of the Unicameral. Download the submitted testimony or read the full […]

Read the League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s Redistricting Study

The League of Women Voters of Nebraska completed an extensive study of redistricting in 2012. This study forms the basis of LWVNE and LWVGO’s support of an Iowa-model independent redistricting commission, among other policies. Read the complete study here: LWVNE Redistricting Study (PDF) or below. INTRODUCTION Redistricting is a once-a-decade process that involves redrawing Congressional, Nebraska Legislative, and […]

Support Gerrymandering-Free Redistricting in Nebraska

Letter supporting LB 973

Redistricting without gerrymandering: it’s important. Nebraska needs an overhaul of its redistricting process. We support LB 973 requiring that maps drawn for redistricting are created using state-issued computer software. This proposed law will assure that mapping programs issued by special interest groups of any sort can’t be used in drawing the voter maps for Nebraska. […]

Join Us Feb. 20 for Legislative Day


The League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s annual Legislative Day takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. All-day tickets are $30; lunch-only tickets are $20; morning-only tickets are $10. Tickets are open to anyone interested in participating. Visit www.lwv-ne.org to register. Legislative Day activities include talks on the legislative process and legislative […]

The Need for Nonpartisan Redistricting in Nebraska – And How You Can Help


In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, Geri Simon talks with Nebraska state senator Burke Harr and League of Women Voters member John Else about redistricting. The Nebraska legislature will consider LB216 in 2018. LB 216 would establish a commission to redistrict the state after the 2020 census.  Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced […]