Citizens can participate in NET News election project

It's an election year. The candidates have plenty to say. But NET News wants to hear from the voters.

Partnering with the Nebraska Library Commission, NET News is offering "Campaign Connection 2012: Voter Voices." The unique election-year project aims to gather citizen thoughts, perspective and questions on issues at libraries across Nebraska, including four in Lincoln.

NET News has set up locations for participants to record quick and easy videos, using web cameras and a YouTube channel. Videos can also be recorded independently and sent in for the project.

Participants are asked to discuss an issue that matters to them, why it’s important and what helped guide their opinion. Participants are also asked to end the video with a question for candidates in the U.S. Senate race.

NET will edit and present this content on several platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, the website for the project (netNebraska.org/votervoices), radio and television.

The following Lincoln City Libraries branches are participating in the "Voter Voices" project:

Bennett Martin Branch (136 S. 14th St.) — Voter Voices recording is available: Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 5:45 p.m.

Eiseley Branch (1530 Superior St.) — Voter Voices recording is available: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m.

Gere Branch (2400 S. 56th St.) — Voter Voices recording is available: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m.

Walt Branch (6701 S. 14th St.) — Voter Voices recording is available: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information on other "Voter Voices" locations and the overall project, go to http://netnebraska.org/votervoices, or contact Mike Tobias, NET News senior producer/reporter, at mtobias@netnebraska.org or 402-472-9333, ext. 735.