North Dakota Election of County Officers, Constitutional Measure 1 (2002)

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The North Dakota Election of County Officers Referendum, also known as Constitutional Measure 1, was on the June 11, 2002 ballot in North Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure permitted the legislative assembly to provide for the election of a county elective officer, other than the sheriff, to serve more than one county.[2]

Election results

North Dakota Measure 1 (2002)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 62,215 54.87%
No51,17445.13%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of Primary Election, 2002

Text of measure

See also: North Dakota Constitution, Article VII, Section 8

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 1
(Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4052, 2001 North Dakota Session Laws, Ch. 595)

Constitutional Measure No. 1 would amend section 8 of article VII of the Constitution of North Dakota. The measure would permit the legislative assembly to provide for the election of a county elective officer, other than the sheriff, to serve more than one county, and removes the requirement that a candidate for county office, other than sheriff, be a county resident at the time of election.

__ A “YES” vote means you approve the measure as summarized above.

__ A “NO” vote means you reject the measure as summarized above. [4]

Constitutional changes

The measure created the following changes to Section 8 of Article VII of the North Dakota Constitution with the underlined text being added and the crossed out text being removed:[2]

Section 8. Each county shall provide for law enforcement, administrative and fiscal services, recording and registration services, educational services, and any other governmental services or functions as may be provided by law. Any elective office provided for by the counties shall be for a term of four years. Elective officers shall be elected by the electors in the jurisdiction in which the elected officer is to serve. A candidate for election for sheriff must be a resident in the jurisdiction in which they are the candidate is to serve at the time of the election. The office of sheriff shall be elected. The legislative assembly may provide by law for the election of any county elective officer, other than the sheriff, to serve one or more counties provided the affected counties agree to the arrangement and any candidate elected to the office is a qualified elector of one of the affected counties.

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