North Dakota Unicameral or Bicameral Legislature, Alternate Proposition 1 (1972)

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The North Dakota Unicameral or Bicameral Legislature Proposition, also known as Alternate Proposition 1, was on the April 28, 1972 ballot in North Dakota as an automatic ballot referral, where Alternate Proposition 1A approved and Alternate Proposition 1B was defeated.[1] The measure chose a bicameral state legislature over a unicameral one.[2]

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.[3]

Election results

North Dakota Alternate Proposition 1 (1972)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Unicameral Proposition 1A 109,146 69.36%
Defeatedd Bicameral Proposition 1B 48,217 30.64%

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

Text of measure

Alternate Proposition 1A provided for a bicameral state legislature. Alternative Proposition 1B would have provided for a unicameral state legislature.[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.[3]

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

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