STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Stenehjem opponent says he mishandled ballot issue
Below is a release from the Democratic-NPL Party. Waiting to get a response from Stenehjem. What do you think: Should Josh Voytek be allowed on the November ballot?
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Conservation groups said Thursday they would campaign to put a North Dakota constitutional amendment on the ballot that would reserve tens of millions of dollars of state oil tax collections for water, wildlife and conservation projects.
By Dale Wetzel , Associated Press
, January 13, 2012
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota will be certifying Nov. 2 election results on the last possible day to accommodate military absentee ballots that were sent out late, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said.
South Dakota sent all of its ballots on time, Chris Nelson, that state’s secretary of state, said in a news release.
BISMARCK — Almost 34,000 North Dakota residents had voted by midday Thursday, equaling more than 15 percent of the total turnout of the last statewide election when the president and governor were not on the ballot, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said.
Almost all of the early votes have been cast by people who requested absentee ballots. Jaeger said he expects early voting to accelerate when North Dakota’s largest counties begin opening precincts to allow walk-up voting, a process that requires less paperwork.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, October 22, 2010
About 450 absentee ballots were mailed from the Stutsman County Courthouse Thursday. Election officials consider it an indication of a high level of interest in the upcoming general election in November.
“For this early in the process this is high,” said Noel Johnson, election administrator for Stutsman County. “The parties are very active and are distributing postcards for people to fill out and send to us to get the absentee ballots.”
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota voters in November will decide whether to ban big-game hunting in fenced preserves.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Thursday said supporters of the measure submitted more than the necessary 12,844 petition signatures to qualify the measure for the Nov. 2 ballot.
The Stutsman County Commission is including two initiated amendments to the home rule charter on the November general election ballot, but we feel neither belongs there.
One of the initiated amendments would form a 17-member committee to advise the commission on road issues. The proposed committee consists of 12 people elected from the townships and small cities, the two county commissioners with the county road portfolio and three people named by the Jamestown City Council.
Not all of the measures on the county general election ballot this fall deal with roads. One measure is meant to stabilize the funding of the county extension office, according to Eunice Sahr, Stutsman County Extension agent.
“We’re looking at adding a half mill to the funding for the county agent’s office,” she said. “Right now we’re funded by 2 mills, which is part of the state law. Every county agent’s office is supported by a 2-mill levy. To go over that you have to go to the voters for an increase of up to a maximum of 4 mills.”
BISMARCK — Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Thursday rejected an initiative petition that seeks to repeal North Dakota’s restrictions on pharmacy ownership, saying it did not include a required list of the proposal’s sponsors.
Jaeger said he believed the flaw would disqualify the measure from appearing on the November ballot. The high-profile ballot measure was touted by its backers as a way to cut North Dakotans’ prescription drug costs.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, August 06, 2010
Supporters of an amendment they say will protect religious liberty in North Dakota are counting down the days and counting up the signatures in hopes it will make it on the November ballot.
They’re well on their way to getting the 25,688 names necessary to put the Religious Liberty Restoration Amendment before North Dakota voters.
While North Dakota Family Alliance Executive Director Tom Freier didn’t have an exact number of signatures as of Wednesday morning, he did say they still need thousands of additional signatures. They’ll have to deliver them to the Secretary of State’s office by next Wednesday’s deadline.
By J. Shane Mercer, Forum Communications Co.
, July 30, 2010
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