Another big Nebraska general election ballot issue appears to have fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to reform Nebraska’s redistricting process are shelving a petition drive to place the issue on the November ballot, according to multiple sources.
No decision has yet been announced.
The action follows on the heels of a similar decision that ended a petition drive to seek voter approval of a billion-dollar property tax reduction proposal.
Collection of sufficient signatures to place issues on the general election ballot has been crippled this year by the pandemic, its accompanying social distancing requirements and the cancellation of events where large crowds of people could be accessed.
Following completion of the 2020 federal census, the Legislature will tackle the always contentious issue of redistricting next year, drawing maps for congressional districts and determining the division of urban-rural power in the Legislature.