I was disenfranchised

Source: J.L. Cells
by James Leroy Wilson

“In June, I was denied the right to vote. Not just me, but every registered voter in the county. … in late March 2022, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of the 1st District was forced to resign after being convicted of federal felonies. Nebraska law says a special election to fill the vacancy must take place within 90 days. That took place in late June. Remember, this wasn’t for the new District boundaries, it was for the boundaries as they were in the 2020 election, for the term ending in January 2023. But in the meantime, the state had already printed ballots for the May primary elections …. It was just too much trouble to reprint ballots based on the old boundaries for the vacancy election. This meant the people of Saunders County were barred from voting in the election to replace Fortenberry.” (09/09/22)