Cornhusker Economics

2020 Nebraska Ballot Issues -- Election Results

This publication provides educational information regarding the two constitutional amendments recommended by the Unicameral to Nebraska voters and the four citizen ballot initiatives on the November 2020 general election ballot.

Amendment 1: a constitutional amendment to eliminate slavery or involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime. For: 68.2%, against 31.8%.

Before Amendment 1 was adopted, article 1, section 2 of the Nebraska constitution stated: “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in this state, otherwise than for punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” Amendment 1 deletes the italicized language. This means that forced prison labor is not protected by the Nebraska Constitution.

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2020 Cornhusker Economics

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