Neb. official to investigate MECA residency flap

Sep 14, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Secretary of State John Gale says he has launched an investigation into the voter registration status of a member of the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority board in Omaha.

The investigation comes in response to a complaint filed against board member Jaime Gutierrez Mora. Questions have been raised about whether Gutierrez lives inside Omaha city limits, as required to serve on MECA's board.

MECA oversees Omaha's CenturyLink Center, TD Ameritrade Park and the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

Former Douglas County Election Commissioner Pat McPherson filed the complaint, saying Gutierrez lives in Bellevue, rather than the Omaha home owned by her husband that she listed on her voter registration form last year.

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