Omaha voting rights may be extended to people living outside city limits
Omaha City Councilman Franklin Thompson
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 am
Extending voting rights to people who live outside Omaha's city limits could be on the agenda for the Nebraska Legislature — with the backing of the Omaha City Council.
The council voted 4-3 Tuesday to add the proposal to a list of bills the city will lobby for during the Legislature's next session. The plan, introduced by Councilman Franklin Thompson, would allow people who live in a 3-mile area around Omaha in Douglas County to vote in city elections.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 am.