Voter ID, minimum wage petitions qualify for general election ballots

Questions over raising Nebraska’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026 and requiring photo identification to vote will be put to voters this November. Nebraska’s Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced on Tuesday that both petitions qualified under state law. State law requires petitioners gather at least 7% of the state’ registered voters – or 86,776 signatures – and 5% of registered voters in 38 counties. Evnen said in his press release the minimum wage petition received 97,245 signatures and qualified in 44 counties. William Padmore and Jackie Ourada, Nebraska Public Radio.


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