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NE Sec. of State: Late ballots won't count, take measures to secure yours

Ricketts on Election security and Medicaid expansion
Pete Ricketts
Posted at 10:05 AM, Sep 30, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — On Wednesday, Nebraska Sec. of State Bob Evnen, and Gov. Pete Ricketts, provided an outline of how the state intends to keep the election safe, secure and avoid election fraud.

Evnen said Nebraska's election process, unlike those in other states, will not count ballots that are turned in or received after polls are closed on November 3. Evnen said this keeps the process rolling and won't allow people to fake post dates in an attempt to cheat the system.

When turning in your ballot, Ricketts and Even said you should mail it in, give it to someone you trust to turn it in or hand-deliver it to your local election commission or ballot dropboxes in your area.

In addition to election security, the Governor and Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) officials also discussed Medicaid expansion, which takes effect on Thursday, October 1.

Under the expansion, adults ages 19-64 may be eligible for the state's Heritage Health Medicaid plan if they meet certain income requirements. You can find out if you qualify and apply by visiting the DHHS website or by visiting your local DHHS office.

Additional staff has been added to the DHHS to handle an influx of applicants.

You can watch the briefing below or on our Facebook page.