Initiative Petition 5%/38-County Rule Information


Update 7/6/2022 - The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted the State’s request to place a stay on the preliminary injunction entered by the trial court on June 13th. The trial court’s decision prohibited the State from applying Nebraska’s multi-county signature requirement, which requires ballot initiative sponsors to obtain signatures from 5% of the registered voters in 38 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. The Eighth Circuit’s ruling means the State can now apply its multi-county requirement when signatures are submitted. The Eighth Circuit will fully address the legal issues at a later date.

This information is provided from Attorney General Doug Peterson's News Release from July 6, 2022.