The Justice Department will once again be investigating allegations of voter fraud on Election Day as part of the department’s long-standing Election Day Program.
Law Enforcement Coordinator Joe Jeanette with the state’s Attorney’s Office says his office will work closely with the department to be on the lookout for all kinds of voter fraud.
Common examples of voter fraud include paying somebody to vote in elections, multiple voting in federal elections, intimidating voters and ballot-box stuffing.
Jeanette with says his office will hear allegations, but notes actual voter fraud is rare in the state.
“We get maybe a call or two,” says Jeanette, “but in general we don’t have any real voter fraud issues in Nebraska.”
All the same, Jeanette says elections officials will be on alert, especially after the widespread Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Jeanette says if you think you have evidence of voter fraud being committed at your polling place, to call United States Attorney Laurie Kelly at (402) 661-3700 or Nebraska’s FBI Office at (402) 493-8688.