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ND Secretary of State Rejects 60% Group’s Petitions

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota’s secretary of state has rejected a petition put forth by a group that wants to require a 60% majority vote to approve constitutional amendments. In a letter to the sponsoring committee, Al Jaeger said around 5,700 signatures were rejected for reasons including similar writing styles and names from out of state. He says he’ll…

Parents petition to recall Fargo School Board Members

The four school board members listed in the petition include; Jim Johnson, Dr. Tracie Newman, Seth Holden and Nikkie Gullickson.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some Fargo Public School parents have created a petition to recall four School Board members. “Myself and a group of parents have gotten together to start a campaign to recall the Fargo School board. There’s four that are eligible to be recalled at this time; the other five are up for reelection in less than a…

Recreational Marijuana Petitions Approved for Circulation

The petition will need 13,500 signatures by July 6.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the issue to voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved the format of the petition on Monday. LegalizeND would need to gather and submit nearly 13,500 signatures by July 6 to get a proposed measure on the November ballot. The proposed…

North Dakota Secretary of State Approves Format For Legal Weed Petition

The group will need to collect about 27,000 signatures by February to get it on the June 2020 ballot

BISMARCK, ND — The format of a petition to make cannabis legal in North Dakota has been approved by the secretary of state. The group behind the effort initially withdrew the petition to make some clarifications. The constitutional initiated measure would allow a person to grow, process and possess up to 12 cannabis plants. It would also license and regulate…

Petition Proposes Merging North Dakota and South Dakota Into “MegaKota”

Thousands of people have already signed the petition

There’s North Dakota and South Dakota, but what about the idea of combining the two into a state called “Megakota”? A petition is making its way around the internet asking President Trump to merge North and South Dakota into one state. It was created by a user named Dillan Stewart. He says his reasoning for starting it is he thinks…

Legalizing Marijuana Will Be on Ballot In November

Supporters needed to submit about 13,500 valid signatures. They had more than 14,600.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says proponents submitted more than enough valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November general election ballot. Supporters needed to submit about 13,500 valid signatures. They had more…

Petition Approved to Create Ethics Commission

A group is trying to establish an ethics commission in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A petition effort has been approved for a group trying to establish an ethics commission in North Dakota. The commission would adopt rules for corruption, elections and lobbying and for reporting alleged violations. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the group must collect nearly 27,000 valid signatures by July 9. If they do, the constitutional initiated measure…

Petition to Provide Special License Plates to Volunteer First Responders Approved

The petition requires over 13,000 signatures by July 9

BISMARCK, N.D. — Supporters of providing specialized vehicle license plates at no charge for volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the issue to voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger just approved the format of the petition. Supporters need to gather and submit at least 13,452 valid signatures by July 9 to get…