Election Integrity Act
State Senator Jeff Magrum as well as leader of the committee, Lydia Gessele were in attendance, and said the petition's focus is ensuring free and fair elections. Points mentioned in the document include going back to hand-counting paper ballots and counting all votes on the day of the election.
According to the Secretary of State’s office, they now have 7 days to review the petition and return it to the committee so they can begin gathering signatures.
Facts about the Petition:
In North Dakota, a proposed ballot measure titled the “Election Integrity Act Initiative” aims to reform the state's election procedures. This initiative is an example of the "Initiated Measure," a process upheld by the North Dakota Constitution that allows ordinary citizens to actively participate in lawmaking. To initiate a measure, any group of at least 25 voters in North Dakota can gather signatures to propose a new statute or constitutional amendment for inclusion on the ballot.
The Election Integrity Act Initiative, as part of this citizen-driven legislative process, requires the collection of more than 31,000 signatures by February 12, 2024, to secure its place on the ballot.
This measure is a testament to the democratic process in North Dakota, enabling citizens to propose changes to state laws and constitution through direct participation.
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