Group files complaint against Douglas County Election Commissioner

Nov 27, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An elections watchdog group has filed a complaint against the embattled Douglas County Election Commissioner's office, alleging some Omaha voters were required to provide voter identification numbers before issuing them provisional ballots on Election Day.

Nebraskans for Civic Reform filed the complaint with the Nebraska Secretary of State's office on Tuesday, asking for a public hearing on the complaint.

Several of the group's election observers report that they witnessed election officials requiring voter ID numbers from those not listed on polling place rolls.

Voter ID numbers are used by election offices and typically aren't readily known by voters.

Federal and state law require only that a voter claim that he is at the correct precinct and registered to vote in order to receive a provisional ballot.

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