North Dakota 2012 ballot measures
Eleven ballot measures were certified for the 2012 ballot in North Dakota.
- Three were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- There was no regular legislative session in 2012 in North Dakota.
- Six were approved and three were defeated.
State signature requirements required that proposed initiated state statutes and veto referenda collect a minimum of 13,452 signatures, while initiated constitutional amendments need 26,904. The deadline to submit signatures for the June 12 ballot in North Dakota was March 14, 2012, while the deadline to submit signatures for the November 6 ballot was August 8, 2012.
On the ballot
|Measure 1||Admin of gov't||Allows legislators to be appointed to full-time appointive state office|
|Measure 2||Taxes||Eliminates property taxes as a source of state revenue|
|Measure 3||Religion||Prohibits gov't from burdening person or organization from religious liberty|
|VR||Measure 4||Motto and symbols||Repeals the North Dakota Legislature's decision to allow UND to drop the Fighting Sioux nickname.|
|Measure 1||Admin of gov't||Revokes the authority for the poll tax and remove the offensive language|
|Measure 2||Admin of gov't||Requires the governor and other executive officials to take an oath of office|
|Measure 3||Animal rights||Blocks any law which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers.|
|CISS||Measure 4||Smoking bans||Bana smoking in all indoor workplaces.|
|CISS||Measure 5||Treatment of animals||Makes it a felony to maliciously harm a cat, dog, or horse, with exemptions for people with occupations involving animals.|
Not on the ballot
|CISS||Alcohol Tax Increase Initiative||Alcohol||Taxes on beer, wine and liquor|
|Term Limits Amendment||Term limits||Would limit legislators and executive branch office holders to two terms|
|CISS||Read Bills Before Vote Initiative||Admin of gov't||Requires lawmakers to swear they've read a bill before they vote to approve it|
|Independent Redistricting Commission Amendment||Redistricting measure||Established a five-member commission to draw new legislative districts every 10 years|
|Board of Education Amendment||Education||Would place public education - Kindergarten through college - under one board|
|CISS||Fireworks Referendum||Business||Would allow bottle rocket sales to people older than 17|
|CISS||Abortion Procedure Ban||Abortion||Would ban the use of instruments that would decapitate or crush the skull of a fetus|
|Redistricting Amendment||Redistricting||Would require that legislative district lines be drawn by an independent commission|
|Education Reserve Fund Amendment||Education||Would reserve earnings from the state's "foundation aid stabilization fund" for annual scholarships|
|Healthcare Amendment||Healthcare||Would allow residents to choose their health care insurance plans|
|Second Election for Initiatives Amendment||Elections||Gives the legislature the authority to put revised initiatives back on the ballot for another vote, as well as initiatives that were previously rejected|
|CISS||Pharmacy Ownership Repeal||Healthcare||Would repeal North Dakota's pharmacy ownership law.|
|University Nickname Amendment||Motto and symbols||Would allow for the University of North Dakota to use the "Fighting Sioux" nickname.|
|Oil Taxes for Wildlife Projects Amendment||Taxes||Would redirect 5% of oil tax revenues to a wildlife projects fund.|
|CISS||Medical Marijuana Initiative||Marijuana||Would allow patients with debilitating illnesses to use marijuana if recommended by a doctor.|
Local ballot measures
- See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2012
No local measures have been identified for 2012.
- North Dakota petition signature threshold bumped for pending initiatives
- Efforts to repeal North Dakota's pharmacy ownership laws resurface for 2012
- North Dakota legislative referrals center around education, taxes and health care
- North Dakota ballot measure proposals continue to stack up for the 2012 ballot
- North Dakota census stats increase petition signature thresholds
- Pending initiatives in North Dakota
- North Dakota Secretary of State website
- North Dakota ballot measures web portal
- [Confirmed via email with the North Dakota Secretary of State on January 24, 2011]