September 5, 2023

New petition proposes sweeping election changes in North Dakota

Steve Hallstrom
Special to The Farmer

A group of 79 North Dakota residents has formed an expansive petition that would make significant changes to how North Dakota conducts its elections.
The main objective of the petition is to create what organizers call an “auditable voting system” via a process that would use only paper ballots that would not touch electronic technology as they are filled out and processed.
The “Election Integrity Act” would amend the North Dakota Constitution. If 31,164 valid signatures can be secured by Feb. 12, 2024, and then verified by the Secretary of State, the petition would become a measure that gets placed on the November 2024 ballot. A simple majority would be needed for passage.

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