Letter to the Editor

Join the Nebraska voting challenge

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dear Editor,

Nebraska, being number-one in Sports, and Fan Support. We want to now be known as number-one in the percentage of eligible residents (in all parties) voting in national elections.

In elections starting with the 2018 national elections, we will show our percentage of voters showing up to the polls, will be the highest for our state, and will challenge other states and territories to try to beat us.

The highest in 2014 for top 10 states ran from 44.6 to 59.3% (Nebraska was 41.3% of eligible voters.)

Please use word of mouth, e-mail, social media, print media or any other media to promote this message.

During the 2012 presidential election, 804,245 Nebraskans voted, a turnout of 69 percent of registered voters.

The turnout in the 2008 presidential election was 811,923, or 70 percent of all registered voters.

This shows the importance of registering.

So, register now and vote Nov. 6.

In Nebraska, register before Oct. 19, early voting by Nov. 5, request for Absentee Ballot to be received by Oct. 26, Absentee Ballot Deadline November 6.

Voting date November 6th.

Other states may have different dates for registration and absentee ballots.

Each resident must check immediately to find these dates for their state.

If you are starting your own challenge in a state other than Nebraska;

Nebraska challenges - (your state name)- to try to get a higher percentage of eligible voters voting on November 6th, 2018.

This article is not to be confused with any anonymous articles, so I will say; This article was initiated by

Dwayne Wilson

Lincoln, Neb.

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  • If you do not know the candidates or the issues please do not go to vote. That said, inform yourselves....hard to do with the national media so biased...then vote.

    -- Posted by dennis on Mon, Sep 17, 2018, at 3:58 PM
  • Would be interesting to see the outcome of a vote on whether or not the Huskers hired the right coach. Not sure the current opinion would differ much from a vote done after this season, but both would undoubtably bring out voters.

    -- Posted by nebraskamike on Mon, Sep 17, 2018, at 4:45 PM
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