North Dakota Voter Petitions Circulating - State and Federal Communications

July 22, 2021  •  

North Dakota Voter Petitions Circulating

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North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved petitions for term limits, changes to the constitutional amendment process, and to recall state House District 24 Rep. Dwight Kiefert.

The term limits petition would limit the governor and legislators to eight years of service, though lawmakers could serve up to eight years each in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The measure also prohibits the Legislature from proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the term limits in the future.

The petition to change the process for constitutional amendments would raise voter approval from a simple majority to 60% and limit ballot measures to a single issue.

The petition by a group of lawmakers to recall Kiefert is in response to his vote to expel a colleague accused of sexual harassment earlier this year.

He is one of several representatives who were censured for the vote to expel Rep. Luke Simmons.

Each petition group has one year to gather the required number of signatures.

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