I have reviewed our registration procedures to assure that we have independent verification of citizenship status. I strongly support Voter ID measures that do not impose an undue burden on voters.
I opposes so-called “automatic” voter registration. Requiring the small amount of effort that it takes to register to vote means that the citizen who registers cares enough to participate. We can make it as easy as to register as it is to buy a lottery ticket, but that won’t increase meaningful participation in voting. Then, too, we must be cautious at all points to assure that only U.S. citizens who are Nebraska residents are registering to vote.
Secret ballot elections are the cornerstone of our representative democracy. Without the confidence that our elections are honest and not fraudulent, we will not have confidence that our representatives have been elected fairly, and we will lose confidence in the laws that they pass and administer.
As has been demonstrated across the country, once voting corruption occurs it is almost impossible to eradicate. The time to address this problem is before it occurs. As Secretary of State, I have worked to assure that our elections remain fair and secure.