North Dakota Direct Democracy Referendum, Amendment 3 (1978)

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The North Dakota Direct Democracy Referendum, also known as Amendment 3, was on the November 7, 1978 ballot in North Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]The measure repealed the constitutional language regarding initiative, referendum, constitutional amendments and recalls and replaced them. The new regulations of direct democracy were as follows:[2]

  • Each initiative, referendum and amendment must be proposed to a committee of 25 electors, with 1 of them serving as chairperson.
  • Each petition form must be approved by the Secretary of State and is subject to the right of review by the North Dakota Supreme Court.
  • All petition signers must write in their post office address and the date of signing.
  • Requires signatures for initiative and referred measures from at least two percent of the state's resident population.
  • Requires signatures for initiated constitutional amendments from at least four percent of the state's resident population.
  • Requires recall petitions to be signed by 25 percent of those voting at the preceding general election for the office of governor in the state, county or district in which the official is to be recalled.

Election results

North Dakota Amendment 3 (1978)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 102,182 57.54%
No75,41342.46%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of General Election, 1978

Text of measure

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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