North Dakota 1940 ballot measures

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1942
1939
Thirteen statewide ballot measures appeared on the June 25 and November 5, 1940 ballots in North Dakota.

On the ballot

June 25

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA County Government Referendum Local Gov't Changes state legislature power in organization and administration of counties and county governments Approveda
LRCA Direct Democracy Referendum Direct Democracy Requires 15,000 signatures for both initiated and referred measures Defeatedd
LRCA Recall Referendum Recall Changes recall petitioning and ballot procedures Defeatedd
CICA Public Service Commission Initiative Admin of Gov't Changes the name of state Board of Railroad Commissioners to Public Service Commission Approveda
CICA Highway Tax Initiative Taxes Allocates highway user taxes to defray cost of construction and maintenance of highways Approveda
CISS Educational Funding Initiative Education Reduces the state's per people payment to schools and increases the emergency funds for schools in distress Approveda
CISS School Funding Initiative 2 Education Reduces the state's per people payment to schools regardless of need and increasing the emergency funds for schools in distress Defeatedd
CISS Sales Tax for Schools Initiative Taxes Earmarking sales tax revenues--7/12ths for the school equalization fund and 5/12ths for the state welfare fund Approveda
CISS School Funding Initiative Education Increasing the funds for financially distressed schools Approveda
CISS Board of Finance Initiative Admin of Gov't Creates a state Board of Finance and Administration to handle all trust funds Defeatedd

November 5

Type Title Subject Description Result
CISS Property Tax Classifications Initiative Taxes Creates three classes of property for tax purposes Defeatedd
CISS Tax Abatement Initiative Taxes Allows the abatement of past, present and future taxes based on excessive valuation Defeatedd
CICA Graduated Land Tax Initiative Taxes Creates a graduated land tax with a homestead exception of $5,000 for legal owner-resident farmers Defeatedd

See also

North Dakota

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