LINCOLN — Two out of three of Nebraska’s statewide petitions are on track to get enough signatures to make it on the November ballot, but for one petition, it’s going to come down to the wire.
An official with Citizens for Voter ID said the group is on track to meet its signature-gathering goal by the July 7 deadline, though the campaign declined to reveal how many signatures it has gathered. Meanwhile, Raise the Wage Nebraska reported Friday that it had cleared its goal. But Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana still has a sizable gap to close, according to representatives with the campaign.
Petitions for initiatives that would change state law have to collect valid signatures from 7% of registered voters. There’s a 10% threshold for those that would change the state constitution, which the voter ID effort would do.
Based on the most recent voter registration numbers, that would equate to roughly 87,000 signatures per petition for the minimum wage and medical marijuana efforts and 124,000 for the voter ID petition.