Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will likely be on the General Election ballot in Nebraska.
Jennifer Hansen, state coordinator for the campaign, says they need 2,500 valid signatures, and submitted more than 7,656.
“They didn’t do the petition process to get the party on the ballot for four-years, so the campaign went ahead to get Dr. Stein on the ballot for this cycle for the General Election,” Hansen tells Nebraska Radio Network, “so she’s with the Green Party, but she will be on the ballot as a nonpartisan candidate.”
For the party to gain access for four years, Hansen says they would have needed a certain number of signatures from each of the three congressional districts.
She says it is already difficult to get on the ballot as just an independent candidate.
“We had a little bit of a hard time with the Democrats,” she says, “because of the perception that Dr. Stein would be taking away the Democrat vote in the General [Election] and, you know, that’s not wrong.”
County election offices need to verify that 2,500 signatures are from registered voters in the state.
If so, Stein will have the words “By Petition” following her name on the ballot, instead of her party affiliation.
The Green Party’s 2012 candidate for president, Stein is a physician and environmental-health advocate.