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Residents of Nebraska have approved a new photo identification requirement for future elections. The measure was one of several decided Tuesday that could affect the way votes are cast in the next presidential election. Arkansas voters defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have raised the threshold to pass future ballot initiatives. A proposal to expand early voting passed in Connecticut and was leading in Michigan. The measures were among 130 state ballot issues. Others touched on contentious policies such as abortion rights, marijuana legalization, gun rights and gambling.

Tyringham for Racial Justice and the Hop Brook Community Club are sponsoring “Protecting the Vote,” a panel discussion in honor of Juneteenth, at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Tyringham Union Church, 128 Main Road.