BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group has submitted a proposed ballot measure that aims to raise the approval threshold for changing the North Dakota Constitution through the state’s citizen-initiative process.
The group wants to change voter approval of constitutional amendment from a simple majority to 60%.
The petition also seeks to limit ballot measures to a single issue.
Retired Maj. Gen. Michael Haugen is co-chairman of the group. He says constitutional amendments have been put before voters in every election cycle for more than a decade. Haugen says they are often backed by out-of-state interests. Backers said they expect to spend up to $1 million on the effort.