Proposed Bills Could Change the Way Nebraskans Vote


Nebraskans could register to vote online and would have to present a photo ID in certain situations under a pair of bills that will have a public hearing next week.

Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha introduced the bills on behalf of Secretary of State John Gale.

One bill would allow Nebraskans to register to vote or update their voting information online.

The second bill would require a government document with a photo, such as a driver's license, in certain situations.

Gale says three areas have a high potential for voter fraud, including when voters provide notice to the post office of a change of address but do not return their confirmation card.