Complaint Filed Against Douglas County Election Commissioner

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Douglas County election officials are in a legal battle after being accused of denying voters their right to cast a ballot in the 2012 election.

Nebraskans For Civic Reform, a nonprofit civic group, has filed a complaint against Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps.

The group alleges voters were asked at certain precincts to provide a voter identification number before receiving a provisional ballot. It claims voters only need to show they are registered and are at the correct precinct to receive a ballot.

A hearing was held Friday at the Secretary of State's Office in Lincoln. A hearing officer will determine if election rules were violated and issue a report to Secretary of State John Gale by the end of February.

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