North Dakota 2008 ballot measures
The deadline for filing signatures to make the November 4 ballot in North Dakota was midnight on Tuesday, August 5.
- Through 2006, a total of 170 citizen-initiated ballot propositions had appeared on North Dakota's ballot since the beginning of the process in 1918. Of those, 78 passed and 92 failed.
- With three initiatives on the 2008 ballot, the historical total of North Dakota's citizen initiatives increased to 173.
For information on other citizen initiatives that attempted but failed to make the ballot, see North Dakota 2008 citizen initiatives.
For a look at how the media in North Dakota feels about these ballot measures, please see endorsements of North Dakota ballot measures.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Admin of gov't||A concurrent resolution for the amendment of section 6 of article IV of the Constitution of North Dakota, relating to the appointment of a member of the legislative assembly to a full-time appointive state office.|
|Measure 1||Taxes||A concurrent resolution to create and enact a new section to article X of the Constitution of North Dakota, relating to establishment and use of a permanent oil tax trust fund; and to provide an effective date.|
|CISS||Measure 2||Taxes||Would cut corporate income taxes by 15% and personal incomes taxes by 50%|
|CISS||Measure 3||Tobacco||Would establish a tobacco prevention and control advisory committee, develop and fund a statewide tobacco prevention and control plan, and create a tobacco prevention and control trust fund to receive tobacco settlement money|
|CISS||Measure 4||Admin of gov't||Would appoint a director of the Work Force Safety and Insurance Agency along with transferring all employees and establishing a independent administrative panel of law judges to conduct hearings and make final decisions.|
Filed signatures but failed to make ballot
|CI||Captive Hunting of Exotic and Native Game Animals||Hunting||Would make it a crime to receive payment for killing or attempting killing of privately own big game species||Filed signatures, but insufficient number were valid|
- List of North Dakota ballot measures
- Procedures for qualifying an initiative in North Dakota
- Laws governing the initiative process in North Dakota
- History of Initiative & Referendum in North Dakota
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