LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says he will continue advocating for voter identification requirements when the Legislature reconvenes next month.
Sen. John Murante of Gretna said Tuesday he will offer a package of bills that would provide different ways to enact voter ID requirements. Murante has proposed a ballot measure that would let voters decide the issue in the November 2018 election.
Murante made the announcement days after a national voting-rights activist visited Omaha to advocate against such measures. Critics say voter ID proposals are a solution in search of a problem and could disenfranchise voters. Murante is a Republican candidate for state treasurer.
Murante notes that the activist, Jason Kander, has ties to Democratic advocacy groups.
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The bill package will also include legislation to modernize the state’s election equipment.