North Dakota Redistricting Amendment (2012)

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North Dakota Redistricting Amendment did not make the November 2012 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated constitutional amendment.

The measure proposed would have required that legislative district lines be drawn by an eight-member independent commission. At the time of the proposal, North Dakota lawmakers were responsible for establishing district lines.[1]


The proposal was supported by North Dakota's League of Women Voters. Lois Ivers Altenburg, the organizations' president and chairwoman of the campaign, said, "I think there's always a lurking feeling that you've got the fox guarding the hen house when you have people who are in office, who want to maintain their position ... deciding the shape of the districts that are going to elect them. We want to remove that suspicion."[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: North Dakota signature requirements

The petition was valid for one year (July 5, 2011) after the initial filing. According to new census numbers, the measure required a minimum of 26,904 valid signatures in order to qualify for the 2012 ballot. However, as of July 5, the measure failed to collect sufficient signatures. According to reports, the supporting campaign only collected an estimated 5,000 signatures.[2]

2010 effort

Secretary of State Al Jaeger certified the proposed measure for petition circulation on July 2, 2010.[3]

Amendment supporters were required to collect a minimum of 25,688 valid signatures by August 4, 2010 in order to place the measure on the 2010 ballot.[1][4] However, as of petition deadline day, no signatures were submitted in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot.

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Similar measures

Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Ohio Redistricting Amendment (2010)
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Approveda Florida Legislative District Boundaries, Amendment 5 (2010)
Approveda Florida Congressional District Boundaries, Amendment 6 (2010)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot Florida Redistricting, Amendment 7 (2010)
Approveda California Proposition 20, Congressional Redistricting (2010)
Defeatedd California Proposition 27, Elimination of Citizen Redistricting Commission (2010)


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