Bill Would Cut Early Voting Period To 30 Days

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Nebraska lawmakers advanced a measure Thursday to reduce the number of days in which registered voters can cast their ballots in person. Lawmakers voted to trim the number of days from 35 to 30.

The measure was brought to give election officials more time to program specialized voting machines used by visually impaired voters.

The initial bill sponsored by Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh sought to reduce the days from 35 days to 25. The Legislature spent Wednesday afternoon squabbling over the bill. Several lawmakers said moving the date back 10 days wouldn't be in the best interested of voters.

Lautenbaugh came back with an amendment Thursday, saying he was willing to compromise at 30 days.

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