LINCOLN — Nebraska voters appear on track to decide at least two major issues and maybe three in the November general election.
Organizers of petition drives to increase the minimum wage and require voters to show photo ID turned in substantially more signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday than needed to qualify for the ballot.
For a campaign to legalize medical marijuana, though, it’s going to be a close call. State Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, a co-sponsor, said Thursday afternoon on Twitter that the campaign had gathered over 184,000 total signatures between its two petitions. The group put forward the two petitions, rather than one, in an effort to avoid a setback that kept the issue off the ballot in 2020.
It’s official, we turned in 184,000+ signatures to put medical cannabis on the ballot. We will know in the coming months if it was enough to qualify. Every signature represents a person who had the guts to go out and ask and a person who had the heart to sign. Thank you Nebraska. pic.twitter.com/oXFBWjL4JC
— Senator Anna Wishart (@NebraskaAnna) July 7, 2022
With each petition needing about 87,000 valid signatures to make it onto…