In a letter to a federal voting commission, Nebraska’s top election official said he’s opposed to the creation of a federal voter registration database. Secretary of State John Gale said access to a federal database of some kind, however, could help local and state election officials confirm death records, citizenship status and other statuses to maintain clean voter rolls. Gale sent the letter on Friday to Kris Kobach, vice chairman of the voting commission, to formally ask how the commission intends to use the voter data it requested.
He also suggested a number of ways the federal government could help state and local election officials do their jobs.
Gale said that he’s seen “only a few cases of potential voter fraud” resulting in prosecution and penalties in Nebraska.
“We have been fortunate in Nebraska that we have not been confronted with nor had serious concerns regarding the integrity of our elections,” he wrote.