The North Dakota Constitution has faced a proposed amendment by initiated measure in every election cycle over the past decade. For comparison, the U.S. Constitution hasn’t been amended in nearly three decades.
|2012||Modern Farming and Ranching Practices|
|2014||North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife, and Parks|
|2016||Marsy’s Law for North Dakota|
|2018||North Dakotans for Citizen Voting|
|2020||ND Voter First Initiative|
Because it’s easy to change North Dakota’s Constitution and that’s concerning. In North Dakota, both constitutional and statutory measures have the same approval requirement, a simple majority of 50%, plus one.
Protect North Dakota’s Constitution believes changing the state Constitution should have a higher threshold because of the ramification of modifying our foundational framework. A Constitutional change should require more support from our state’s citizens, providing our Constitution the respect it deserves.
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A belief that changes to the Constitution should be held to the highest standards.