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MEASURES ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT

Two measures will appear on the Nov. 3 general election ballot. Voters are asked to either approve or reject each measure. Below is the official November ballot language for each measure, as provided by N.D. Secretary of State Al Jaeger.

Constitutional Measure No. 1
(Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4016, 2019 Session Laws, Ch. 536)
This constitutional measure would amend and reenact subsections 2 and 6 of section 6 of Article VIII of the North Dakota Constitution relating to the state board of higher education.
The proposed amendments to subsection 2 would increase the number of board members from eight to fifteen; prohibit state legislators, elected state officials, state employees, and individuals employed full time by any institution under the board’s control from serving on the board; increase the term of appointment of board members from four to six years with the option for reappointment to a nonconsecutive second term; and replace the chief justice of supreme court on the board nominating committee with the secretary of state. The proposed amendments to subsection 6 would require the board to meet at least annually with the head of each institution under its control.
The estimated fiscal impact of this measure is $147,000 per biennium.

O   YES – Means you approve the measure summarized above.

O   NO – Means you reject the measure summarized above.

Constitutional Measure No. 2
(Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4001, 2019 Session Laws, Ch. 537)

This constitutional measure would amend and reenact section 9 of Article III of the North Dakota Constitution. The amended section reads as follows:
Section 9. A constitutional amendment may be proposed by initiative petition. If signed by electors equal in number to four percent of the resident population of the state at the last federal decennial census, the petition for a constitutional amendment may be submitted to the secretary of state. An initiative to amend the constitution may be placed on the ballot only at a general election. If electors approve an initiative for a constitutional amendment, the amendment must be submitted to the subsequent legislative assembly. If the initiative is approved by a majority of members of each house in the legislative assembly, the initiative is deemed enacted. If the legislative assembly does not approve the initiative, the initiative must be placed on the ballot at the next general election. If the majority of votes cast on the initiative are affirmative, the initiative is deemed enacted. All other provisions relating to initiative measures apply heretoto initiative measures for constitutional amendments.
The estimated fiscal impact of this measure is none.

O    YES – Means you approve the measure stated above.

O    NO – Means you reject the measure stated above.

 

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