Group wants changes to North Dakota’s initiative process

State News

Image: AP

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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


More Don't Miss

KX News Trending Stories

Latest Stories

More Local News