North Dakota Residence Requirements of Electors Referendum (1920)

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

The measure established the following residency requirements for voting in the state:

  • Must reside in the state for one year prior to an election.
  • Must reside in the county for 90 days prior to an election.
  • Must reside in the precinct for 30 days prior to an election.

If someone moved from one precinct to another, they would be entitled to vote in the one they moved from until they established residency in the other.[2]

Election results

North Dakota Referendum (March 1920)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 31,082 65.51%
No16,36634.49%

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

Text of measure

The amended constitutional text can be read here.

Summary

The measure established the following residency requirements for voting in the state:

  • Must reside in the state for one year prior to an election.
  • Must reside in the county for 90 days prior to an election.
  • Must reside in the precinct for 30 days prior to an election.

If someone moved from one precinct to another, they would be entitled to vote in the one they moved from until they established residency in the other.[2]

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