North Dakota 1980 ballot measures
- Eleven of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Three of the measures were legislatively-referred state statutes.
- Two of the measures were initiated state statutes.
- Seven of the measures were approved and nine were defeated.
On the ballot
|Amendment 1||Gov't Salaries||Requires all fees and profits gathered by any public office that has a salary prescribed by law be deposited in the state treasury||
|Amendment 2||Taxes||Prohibits the legislative assembly from levying a tax on the assessed value of real or personal property||
|Amendment 2||Taxes||Repeals one mill levy on all taxable property for the state medical center||
|Amendment 4||Taxes||Exempts certain lands used for public purposes to be exempted from state property tax||
|Amendment 5||Judiciary||Repeals jurisdiction of police magistrates, constables and justices of the peace; Provides for election of the clerk of district court||
|Amendment 6||Gov't Salaries||Repeals prohibition of appointment or election of legislators to offices which have had increases in emoluments during the legislators' terms of office||
|LRSS||Measure 7||Elections||Provides for presidential preference primary elections||
|LRSS||Measure 8||Veterans||Appropriates money for acquisition of cross ranch for a veterans memorial state park||
|Amendment 1||Bonds||Increases maximum amount which can be secured by a first mortgage on real estate which backing large state bonds||
|Amendment 2||Gov't Salaries||Empowers the legislative assembly to set the compensation of the legislature members||
|Amendment 3||Legislature||Repeals and replaces constitutional language that describes the legislative branch||
|Amendment 4||State Exec||Repeals and replaces constitutional article outlining executive branch||
|Amendment 5||Gov't Finance||Provides 15 percent of the state coal severance tax to be placed in a permanent trust fund administered by board of university and school lands||
|CISS||Measure 6||Resources||Creates 6.5 percent oil extraction tax of the gross value of oil at the well||
|CISS||Measure 7||Housing||Empowers Industrial Commission to act as a state housing finance agency providing mortgage loans to low-income persons||
|LRSS||Measure 8||Elections||Repeals and replaces the North Dakota election code||
- 1980 ballot measures
- List of North Dakota ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in North Dakota
- List of North Dakota ballot initiatives
- North Dakota Secretary of State, Archived Election Results
- Oakes Times, "Sample Ballot, Primary Election," August 21, 1980
- Oakes Times, "Sample Ballot, General Election," October 23, 1980
State of North Dakota
List of North Dakota ballot measures | Local measures | School bond issues | Ballot measure laws | Initiative laws | History of I&R | History of direct democracy | Campaign Finance Requirements | Recall process |
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Director of Game and Fish | Commissioner of Labor | Public Service Commission |