LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new bill in the Legislature seeks to expand early voting opportunities in Nebraska.
The measure introduced Monday by Sen. Tony Vargas would require the state’s three largest counties — Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy — to operate at least three early voting locations.
It also would extend the hours of all locations to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and set a minimum of eight hours to be open on Saturdays.
Vargas says he’s spoken with residents who say the distance and travel time to their voting location is a barrier to them casting their ballot.