Online, community resources aim to make voting easier

Posted at 9:49 AM, Sep 22, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Everything you need to get registered to vote is now in the palm of our hands.

With Turbo Vote you can scan a QR Code and get registered. You just put in your location and it tells you everyone that is on your ballot, where your polling place is, along with upcoming debates and forums.

Vote 411 is promoted by the League of Women Voters. If you put in your zip code it will tell you all of the races going on around you. You can learn about the presidential election and the different things Omaha is doing.

With the election just weeks away, time is drawing near to make sure your voice is heard.

UNO's Women and Gender Equity Center will be doing its part during an upcoming screening of "Suffrage".

"This is a very important election year and our generation has the power to be that voice," said Annika Kuchar with the WGEC. "We want to encourage everyone to get registered, get out and vote. We are providing some mail-in [applications] at the movie screening that you can fill out for Nebraska and Iowa."

Members of WGEC say the younger generation is stepping up and making a difference.

"Many of them are becoming activists at a younger age than ever before," explained Sydney Meier, director of WGEC. "We want the voter turnout this year to reflect that of everybody in America, not just the older generation."

With the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this election has a deeper meaning for some.

"RBD fought her whole entire life for people to have equal rights in this nation, and she was a big supporter of voting," said Meier. "And so voting in this election is another way to honor her."

The Screening of Suffragette includes mail in ballot information, envelopes, stamps and free popcorn and snacks.

Suffragatte Movie Screening
Thursday, September 24, 7:30 P.M.
UNO Campus
Lot V, East Garage
Drive-up or bring a lawn chair