Voter Education in Douglas County

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Douglas County is growing fast.  City, county, and district lines are constantly changing.  This can lead to voter confusion within the community that leads to lower voter turnout.  If Douglas County residents are educated on issues such as who can vote in which elections; who their representatives are; when elections take place; where to vote; how to register; and how to find information about candidates, barriers to voting can be reduced and lead to greater community involvement and increased voter turnout. More

Low Voter Turnout

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After some brainstorming, Anna Wilcoxon and I decided to hold a discussion about voter turnout.  This issue is very relevant to the City of Omaha.  Our goal was to convene a meeting to connect citizens and discuss what prevents registered voters from actually casting their votes.  Our purpose would be to identify the conditions that prevent two-thirds of registered voters from voting.  This conversation would lead to a better election process for the City of Omaha. More