Supporters of a total ban on smoking in bars and other North Dakota workplaces say the issue will be on the ballot in November.
Backers of a voter anti-tobacco initiative turned in their petitions to the Secretary of State's office this morning.
They say they have more than the minimum of 13,500 names needed to assure a public vote.
North Dakota already prohibits smoking in most public places.
The initiative goes further. It would ban smoking in bars, motels, tobacco shops and private nursing home rooms.
If the petitions have enough names, the anti-tobacco proposal will be listed as Measure 3 on the November ballot.