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Old 01-16-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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I'm not very familiar with the registration process here. I got a postcard in the mail saying my vehicle's registration was going to expire and I had to pay $150. I sent the check along with an insurance card. I expected to get back a sticker to put on the bottom right corner of my plates with a new year marked on it. Instead, I got two new plates with no sticker. (Also, the plates are ugly as sin).

Anyone able to explain this? I'll make the trek out to the DMV if I can't figure this out. Their website and google haven't been of much help. I'd much rather have my current plates with the simplistic design and no bright yellow birds and stuff on it. Is it mandatory that everyone now gets these new plates?
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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The new plates are the new plates, so you have to have them, that's all I can help with.
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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Unless you want the alternate UNL plate, which is red with the big red N on it, but it'll cost you more.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Yes you have to have the new plates. . Sorry, I know they are ugly. We voted for a much more simple and appealing design, but the state said that we made the wrong choice and stuck us with these anyways.

Yes you need stickers, if you are 100% positive they didn't send them, maybe folded them in the receipt, or taped them to the back of the plates, I'd give them a call.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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That "Simple appealing" design was hideous and terrible from an artistic perspective. All of the weight was on one side of the plate. Heck, collegehumor even rigged the vote for that one. This one is the best in my opinion.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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The new plates look like what they use down in Kansas but they aren't that bad. It's not like I have a choice.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Maybe I'm just a fan of simple. I have no artistic perspective, I just look for things that don't hurt my eyes. I know it was supposedly rigged, which is the reason they give for going with the runner up instead of the one with the most votes. I was happy when the "hideous" one was chosen. . lol
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well... it always could have been worse....
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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The last voting process took place in 2009, only a few months after the 08 elections. They should somehow find a way to have people vote for their favorite plate design during a general election every 6 years. Maybe have a laptop or something at polling stations where people can vote. I don't know how you could do such a thing cheaply.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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I guess what I don't understand is why everyone needs to get new plates? Why not just give out stickers that people can use on old plates, without having to manufacture and ship new plates. People who need new plates (i.e., new registrations) could get the new yellow plates.

Is this just some aid for law enforcement? If a cop sees a car without yellow plates (after X number of months..), then they're liable to be busted?
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