North Dakota Direct Democracy Signature Requirements, Alternate Proposition 2 (1972)

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The North Dakota Direct Democracy Signature Requirements Proposal, also known as Alternate Proposition 2, was on the April 28, 1972 ballot in North Dakota as an automatic ballot referral, where Alternate Proposition 2A was approved while Alternate Proposition 2B was defeated. The measure created the following signature requirements:[1]

  • Two percent of the population (about 12,350 at the time) for initiative and referendum
  • Four percent of the population (about 24,700 at the time) for initiated constitutional amendments

Aftermath

See also: North Dakota Constitution, Main Proposition (1972)

For this measure to have taken effect, the new constitution on the same ballot also had to be approved. Since it was not, this measure became moot.[2]

Election results

North Dakota Alternate Proposition 2 (1972)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Population Percentage Proposal 2A 76,585 51.87%
Defeatedd Specific Number Proposal 2B 71,062 48.13%

Election results via: Legislative Manual, Official Vote of North Dakota Special Election, 1972

Text of measure

Alternate Proposition 2A created signature requirements of two percent of the population (about 12,350 at the time) for initiative and referendum and four percent of the population (about 24,700 at the time) for initiated constitutional amendment. Alternate Proposition 2B would have required 10,000 signatures for initiative, 7,000 signatures for referendum and 20,000 signatures for initiated constitutional amendment.[1]

Similar measures

See also:North Dakota Constitutional Convention Referendum, Amendment 2 (1970)

This measure was part of a series of propositions from a constitutional convention called for in 1970. This included a vote on a full draft of a new constitution. Voters were given the opportunity to vote on four special propositions apart from the vote on the new constitution on the April 28, 1972 ballot. The four propositions were voted on individually and could become part of the constitution only if the proposition was approved and the new constitution adopted by the voters. Since the new constitution was not approved, the approval or defeated of these measures became moot.[2]

The other propositions on the April 28, 1970 ballot included the following:

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