Early voting begins in special election to fill Jeff Fortenbery’s seat


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Early voting to fill former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s open seat in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District opened on Tuesday.

Two days after being found guilty of lying to federal investigators, Fortenberry submitted his resignation to Gov. Pete Ricketts in late March.

His resignation became effective when the United States Congress adjourned on March 31.

Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively reminded voters that any registered voter may request an early/absentee ballot.

An early/absentee ballot request form is on the election commissioner’s website at: www.lancaster.ne.gov/election

Voters interested in requesting an early ballot through the mail must get applications to Shively’s office no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, June 17.

Voters can also cast an early ballot in person at the election office at 601 N. 46th St.

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The election will be held on June 28, the same day that Fortenberry is scheduled to be sentenced.

Anyone with questions regarding early voting should contact the election office at 402-441-7311.

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