Measure approved for circulation to increase percentage of votes needed to amend constitution

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Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved a petition for circulation on Thursday that would increase the percentage of votes needed to amend the constitution from a simple majority (50 percent plus one) to 60 percent.

The approved petition also limited measures to one subject.

Jaeger says the sponsoring committee has one year to circulate the petition, and the committee must gather valid signatures from at least 4% of the resident population of North Dakota. The year ends on April 22, 2022.

The measure will be placed on next statewide special election ballot or the Nov. 8, 2022, ballot if enough signatures are collected.

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