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  • Signatures submitted for North Dakota initiative creating age limits for congressional candidates

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    The campaign Retire Congress North Dakota submitted 42,000 signatures for a ballot initiative on Feb. 9, 2024. The ballot initiative would be the first to propose age limits for congressional members. The campaign is targeting the ballot for June 11, 2024, which is the state’s primary election. The ballot initiative would prohibit a person from…

  • Seven candidates filed to participate in North Dakota’s Republican presidential caucus

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    The filing deadline for the North Dakota Republican presidential caucus passed on Dec. 31, 2023. Seven candidates filed to participate in the March 4, 2024, caucus. In order to file, candidates had to submit a petition containing the signatures of 10 members of the North Dakota Republican Party State Committee and pay a $20,000 filing…

  • Former North Dakota Rep. Rick Becker to circulate initiative that would prohibit property taxes

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    Former North Dakota Rep. Rick Becker (R) filed an initiative to amend the state’s constitution to prohibit property taxes in the state, except for those designed to pay for bond debt. The measure would limit the debt of a political subdivision (such as counties, cities, and towns) to 2.5% of the value of real property…

  • North Dakota Legacy Fund amendment to be decided by voters in 2024

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    North Dakota voters will decide on an amendment to decrease the amount of money lawmakers can spend from the state legacy fund. The amendment is set to appear on the Nov. 5, 2024, ballot. The amendment, House Concurrent Resolution 3033, passed the North Dakota House of Representatives on April 25, 2023. It was introduced in…

  • North Dakota Senate sustains Gov. Burgum’s (R) veto of HB1273

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    The North Dakota State Senate voted to sustain Gov. Doug Burgum’s (R) veto of HB1273 on April 19, 2023. The bill would have prohibited the use of approval or ranked-choice voting methods in the state. Twenty-eight Senators voted to override the veto while 19 voted to sustain. In the North Dakota Senate, a two-thirds majority…

  • North Dakota voters to decide on constitutional initiative procedures in 2024

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    The North Dakota State Legislature referred a constitutional amendment to the 2024 ballot asking voters to make changes to the state’s initiative process, including changes that would make it more challenging for constitutional initiatives to qualify for the ballot and be adopted. The amendment, Senate Concurrent Resolution 4013, was passed by the Senate in a…

  • North Dakota House passes veto override on ranked-choice voting prohibition

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    The North Dakota House of Representatives voted on April 10, 2023, to override Gov. Doug Burgum’s (R) veto of HB1273. The bill would ban the use of ranked-choice and approval voting methods in the state. Ranked-choice voting is an electoral system in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots. Approval voting allows voters to…

  • North Dakota enacts a plain language requirement for ballot measure summaries

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    The North Dakota State Legislature passed a bill, Senate Bill 2163 (SB 2163), to require the language that voters see on a ballot for a statewide measure to be written in “plain, clear, understandable language using words with common, everyday meaning.” Gov. Doug Burgum (R) signed SB 2163 on March 23. In North Dakota, the…

  • North Dakota voters to decide an amendment changing the constitutional language used to describe certain state institutions in 2024

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    The North Dakota State Legislature referred a constitutional amendment to the Nov. 2024 ballot that would change the language used in the state constitution to describe certain state institutions. Under the amendment, the following institutions would be renamed: the State School for the Deaf and Dumb in Devils Lake would become the state School for…

  • North Dakota term limits initiative certified for November ballot

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    Voters in North Dakota will decide on an initiative to establish term limits for state legislators and the governor in November. In March, the Secretary of State Al Jaeger (R) announced that proponents did not submit a sufficient number of valid signatures. However, proponents appealed to the North Dakota Supreme Court. On Sep. 7, the…