Early Voting Changes Debated In Nebraska
By Julie Hawkins. CREATED Apr 4, 2013
Lincoln, NE (AP) - Lawmakers are debating a measure that would reduce the number of days registered voters may cast their ballots in-person.
The bill would reduce the number of in-person early voting days from 35 days to 25 days. Mail-in and absentee ballots will still be accepted 35 days before an election.
Senator Scott Lautenbaugh says election officials need more time to program specialized voting machines for visually impaired voters. The electronic machines assist voters with disabilities in casting their ballots privately.
A blind woman filed a complaint after she was unable to vote because the voting machines weren't set up two days after early voting polls opened last year.
Several lawmakers said moving the date back 10 days is not the best solution.