Protect North Dakota’s Constitution is a citizen’s initiative, driven by North Dakotans.
It’s not a red issue. It’s not a blue issue. It’s a North Dakota issue.
The North Dakota Constitution has faced a proposed amendment by initiated measure in every election cycle over the past decade. Numerous initiated measures were funded entirely or primarily by out-of-state monies and interests.
|ELECTION YEAR||INITIATIVE||IN-STATE FUNDING||OUT-OF-STATE FUNDING|
|2012||Modern Farming and Ranching Practices||$158,429||$0|
|2014||North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife, and Parks||$199,000||$1,330,000|
|2016||Marsy’s Law for North Dakota||$0||$2,370,000|
|2018||North Dakotans for Citizen Voting||$0||$39,000|
|2020||ND Voter First Initiative||$250||$1,830,000|
|INITIATIVE||Modern Farming and Ranching Practices|
|INITIATIVE||North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife, and Parks|
|INITIATIVE||Marsy’s Law for North Dakota|
|INITIATIVE||North Dakotans for Citizen Voting|
|INITIATIVE||ND Voter First Initiative|
But that’s not what Protect North Dakota’s Constitution is about. We’re looking for North Dakotans to take part in one, or both of the following ways:
Show your support by signing the petition. Volunteers will be collecting signatures at the following locations:
706 Kirkwood Mall
Bismarck, ND 58504
Booth Location: Door 5 Entrance, in the courtyard
Friday: 10am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Now until 12/24/21
Dakota Square Mall
2400 10th St SW
Minot, ND 58701
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
2800 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
Join us at an upcoming event or view a previously recorded event listed below. These events further explore Protect North Dakota’s Constitution’s campaign, its mission, and ways you can become involved in protecting our state’s most sacred document. We encourage you to become more informed and engage in the process. Upcoming events also provide you an opportunity to ask questions to ensure you are getting the information and answers you need.
Engage in the process and help us get this measure on the ballot. You can download the petition and gather signatures to help us meet the requirement of obtaining nearly 32,000 valid signatures from North Dakota residents.
Signature Gathering Instructions
You can download the petition PDF located on the page below. While gathering signatures, you need to present the petition and observe the person signing. You cannot leave the petition unattended for people to sign.
Who can Sign?
Any qualified voter in North Dakota. A qualified voter of North Dakota is:
- A U.S. Citizen;
- A resident of North Dakota;
- A resident of the precinct at least 30 days preceding the election; and
- At least 18 years or older
Please Note: you cannot sign a petition that you circulate. You will need to sign a petition circulated by someone else. Complete guidelines are available at the ND Secretary of State website link here.
When you are done collecting signatures, you will need to complete the affidavit in front of a notary attesting that you witnessed the signatures. Once completed and notarized, you can return petitions to the PNDC address below or contact us by email to make arrangements.
Mail Petitions To:
Protext ND's Constitution
PO Box 195
Bismarck, ND 58502
Contact Us for Arrangements:
Join this citizen’s initiative so you can share with others the important work we are doing.
We need you to spread the word and help us fund the cause. We’re asking every North Dakotan that cares about this issue to kick in at least twenty bucks, but you can always give more. Together we can protect our Constitution and give it the respect it deserves.