Federal Monitors at Omaha’s Primary Election

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor Tuesday’s Omaha primary election to ensure compliance with federal election laws.

The department says Civil Rights Division lawyers will coordinate federal activities and maintain contact with local election officials.

The same sort of monitoring will occur in Finney County, Kansas Tuesday. The department says it deploys federal observers to monitor elections across the country every year.

Complaints were made in Omaha after the November elections that Douglas County violated election laws by requiring some voters to provide voter identification numbers before issuing them provisional ballots. Election commissioner David Phipps said some poll workers made the isolated errors on Election Day and that they quickly were corrected.

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