SECRETARY OF STATE AL JAEGER

Legal Marijuana Use At Home Makes November Ballot in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a vote in November. New Approach North Dakota submitted more than the required valid petition signatures. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says more than 23,000 of 26,000 submitted signatures were deemed valid. They needed nearly 16,000 to get on the ballot. If…

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…

Jaeger: Term-Limit Petitions Are Still Insufficient

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — A twenty-day correction period to make fixes by backers of a petition drive to term-limit North Dakota legislators is now over with no changes. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the petitions are still insufficient. A letter submitted by attorneys hired by the term limits committee argues that there is no factual or legal basis to…

Lawyers for Tribes on Suit Against North Dakota Over Political Boundaries

By: Jeannie Kopstein WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Two Native American tribes are suing North Dakota over newly drawn political boundaries they argue illegally dilute votes from indigenous communities. North Dakota’s Turtle Mountain and Spirit Lake tribes filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court last month. It alleges that the map does not comply with section two of the Voting Rights…

Group hoping to legalize recreational pot takes another swing

BISMARCK, N.D. – Supporters of amending North Dakota’s constitution to legalize recreational marijuana are taking another run at the issue, after failing to collect enough signatures to get it on the 2020 ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the group filed the petition on Monday. If approved, backers would have one year to turn in at least 26,904 valid…

379 Voters from 57 Counties Already Cast North Dakota Ballots

BISMARCK, N.D. — Votes for races in the general election in November are already coming in in North Dakota. Last Friday, ballots were made available to military and overseas voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says as of Wednesday morning, 379 voters in 57 countries had already cast their ballot. Jaeger says they were able to exercise their voting rights…

Group turns in signatures for redistricting reform measure

The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures.

FARGO, N.D. (AP)–A group looking to reform voting redistricting rules in North Dakota says it has collected enough signatures to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Officials with North Dakota Voters First said Monday they submitted 36,708 signatures to Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office. The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures from North Dakota…

North Dakota Residents to Receive Applications for Absentee Ballots

Anyone who applies for an absentee ballot will receive one in early May.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–North Dakota residents should be on the lookout for applications for absentee ballots arriving in the mail the week of April 20. The ballot applications will be addressed to each resident with their address prefilled. In addition to the applications, residents will receive a letter from North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger. With voting locations being closed,…

Gov. Burgum Adopts Rules for Tribal Voter Identification

A public hearing and public comment period will be held.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Governor Doug Burgum officially adopted Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s emergency rules related to tribal ID’s for Native American voters on Wednesday. The new rules will allow the state to incorporate the use of tribal ID’s for Native American voters into the statewide electronic pollbook project that was implemented in 2019. The rules address the documentation that constitutes 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…