It appears voters will decide whether Nebraska has a death penalty.
More than 166,000 signatures have been turned in to the Secretary of State. If enough signatures stand up after the verification process, capital punishment will be put to a vote on the November 2016 ballot.
Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty spokesperson Matt Maly says now their work really starts.
Maly says they are optimistic that Nebraskans will continue to reject it.
“The more people really consider the facts, like the senators were able to do, the more likely they will oppose the death penalty,” according to Maly.
Maly says they will mount a full campaign to educate Nebraskans about the death penalty over the next year. They plan to host a number of events across the state and passing out information and teaching the public the facts about the death penalty.