North Dakota Recall of Public Officers Referendum (1920)

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The North Dakota Recall of Public Officers Referendum was on the March 16, 1920 ballot in North Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

The measure created a system of petitioning for recall elections. It allowed for the recall of any elected congressional, state, county, judicial or legislative official. To get a recall placed on the ballot, a petition would be filed with at least 30 percent of the qualified electors who voted at the preceding election for the office of Governor. A special election would then be called for between 40 and 45 days of the filing.[2]

Election results

North Dakota Referendum (March 1920)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 29,262 62.91%
No17,25537.09%

Election results via: Legislative Manual, Official vote of North Dakota, 1920

Text of measure

The text of the amended constitutional language can be read here.

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The measure created a system of petitioning for recall elections. It allowed for the recall of any elected congressional, state, county, judicial or legislative official. To get a recall placed on the ballot, a petition would be filed with at least 30 percent of the qualified electors who voted at the preceding election for the office of Governor. A special election would then be called for between 40 and 45 days of the filing.[2]

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