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Voters deciding deadline for filing petition signatures

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota voters were deciding Tuesday whether to move up the deadline for filing initiated petitions submitted by citizens trying to change state law or the constitution at the ballot box.

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Petition for extension: Secretary of state challenger urges ‘no’ vote on June ballot measure, Jaeger defends it

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The Democratic candidate for secretary of state joined a conservative activist Tuesday in urging North Dakota voters to reject a proposal that both said could have a chilling effect on voter-driven ballot measures.
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LLOYD OMDAHL: ‘Poll tax’ provision was not about race

October 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In 1889, the poll tax was not about racial discrimination but financing roads an argument that continues today.
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Measures 1 and 2 offers voters chance to clean up ND Constitution

October 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Spring is not the only time for cleaning. The upcoming Nov. 6 vote on Measures 1 and 2 offers a chance to clean up two sections of the North Dakota Constitution. Continue Reading

Voters favor Measure 1 despite 2008 failure

June 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Measure 1, which would amend the state Constitution to allow legislators to be appointed to statewide office, appeared headed for victory Tuesday night. Continue Reading

Vote tally favors N.D. Measure 1

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota voters appear to have said “yes” to Constitutional Measure 1 on Tuesday night, despite voting down a similar constitutional amendment in 2008. As of 11:30 p.m. the vote was 67-33 percent in favor, with 395 of 426 precincts, according to unofficial results from the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office. A total of 14,644 votes were counted. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Untying a language knot in Measure 1

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Measure 1, some Herald readers have pointed out, could be confusing. That’s because while Measure 1 eases a restriction of long standing in the North Dakota Constitution, its ballot language echoes the constitution’s restrictive wording. Continue Reading

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Voters Make it Easier to Land ND Government Jobs

June 12, 2012 in WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) North Dakota voters have approved a change to the state constitution to make it easier for state legislators to land state government appointments.
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OUR OPINION: Untying a language knot in Measure 1

June 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Measure 1, some Herald readers have pointed out, could be confusing. That’s because while Measure 1 eases a restriction of long standing in the North Dakota Constitution, its ballot language echoes the constitution’s restrictive wording. Continue Reading

Measure 1 back on ballot, overshadowed by others

June 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Even its supporters think North Dakota’s Measure 1 is too complicated and too obscure to pass muster with Tuesday’s voters. Many observers agree Measure 1 is obscure, especially when Measures 2, 3 and 4 are getting all the attention. Dahl said Measure 1 has been lost in public debate because there are no groups lobbying for or against it. Continue Reading