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North Dakota 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Elections | Legislatures

    Measure 1: Legislator Residence in District Amendment

    Requires a member of the legislative assembly to be a resident of the district from which selected and would prohibit an individual from being seated in the legislative assembly if the individual does not live in the district from which selected.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes281,38486.1 %
    No45,43113.9 %
    Natural Resources | Tax & Revenue

    Measure 2: Oil Extraction Taxes Allocation Amendment

    Allocates ten percent of oil extraction tax revenue for the state treasury's foundation aid stabilization fund.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes209,04364.3 %
    No116,09635.7 %
    Criminal Justice

    Measure 3: Expansion of Rights for Crime Victims Amendment

    Provides a number of rights for victims of crimes in this state in a manner no less vigorous than protections afforded to criminal defendants, including the rights of crime victims to be treated with respect, to be free from harassment, and to be protected from the accused. The measure would provide for the safety of crime victims in bail and release decisions and in protecting information that might be used to harass or locate crime victims. Crime victims would have the right to be present at certain court and related proceedings and to be heard concerning such matters as release, plea or sentencing of the accused, and parole and pardon matters and to be notified of any release or escape of the accused. Crime victims would have the right to provide information about the impact of the offender’s conduct and to receive relevant reports or records including pre-sentence reports. The measure would also require prompt return of victims’ property when no longer needed and to timely restitution.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes206,62462.0 %
    No126,53338.0 %
    Budgets | Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Policy | Health | Military & Veterans

    Measure 4:Veterans' Tobacco Tax Trust Fund

    This initiated measure provides for a new veterans’ tobacco trust fund in North Dakota Century Code Chapter 37-14 to fund certain veterans’ programs. It would also create and amend revisions in Chapter 57-36, including creating new definitions of inhalation devices, liquid nicotine, and tobacco products; prohibiting dealers from being distributors and requiring distributors to keep additional records; setting requirements for registration of liquid nicotine dealers and regulating the alteration of liquid nicotine; and providing increases in the excise tax for tobacco products and in the levy and assessment of taxes on cigarettes. The measure would allocate revenues received by the tax commissioner among the State’s general fund, the veterans’ tobacco trust fund, and the community health trust fund, and would provide an appropriation. The measure would also increase the separate and additional tax on cigarette sales and create an inventory tax on cigarettes and tobacco products. Finally, the measure would repeal two provisions of current law related to an excise tax on cigarettes and the exemption for taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products given to occupants of the State’s veterans home and the state hospital.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes130,06938.3 %
    No209,26861.7 %
    Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Policy | Health

    Measure 5: Compassionate Care Act (Marijuana)

    This initiated measure would add a new chapter to Title 19 of the North Dakota Century Code creating an Act providing for the medical use of marijuana for defined debilitating medical conditions, such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, glaucoma, and epilepsy. To participate in the program, the Act would create identification cards with specific criteria before they can be issued by the Department of Health for patients, caregivers, compassion centers and other facilities. The Act would create procedures for monitoring, inventorying, dispensing, and cultivation and growing of marijuana to be regulated and enforced by the Department of Health. A qualified patient could be dispensed up to three ounces of usable marijuana. For violations, the Act would authorize the Department of Health to provide for corrective action, suspension, revocation, appeal, hearings, and referral for criminal prosecution. The Act would require the Department of Health to submit an annual report to the legislature regarding program statistics.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes215,23963.7 %
    No122,41136.3 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Governor - North Dakota will hold an election for governor and lieutenant governor on November 8, 2016.
    Lieutenant - North Dakota will hold an election for governor and lieutenant governor on November 8, 2016.
    Legislative Branch
    State House - A total of 47 seats out of the chamber's 94 seats are up for election in 2016
    State Senate - A total of 23 seats out of the chamber's 47 seats are up for election in 2016.
    US House - Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.
    US Senate - Voters in North Dakota will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Two seats on North Dakota's state-level courts are up for nonpartisan election on November 8, 2016.
    Local Judges - meaning only four contested races will appear on the general election ballots on November 8, 2016.
    Candidates
    North Dakota Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    North Dakota is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in candidate for president must file a certificate of candidacy with the secretary of state no later than 21 days before the general election in order to have his or her votes tallied

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    North Dakota Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(94)
    (13)(81)
    State Senators(47)
    (9)(38)
    US Representatives(1)
    (1)
    US Senators(2)
    (1)(1)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    November 6, 2018
    North Dakota : General election Day