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North Dakota officials finalize 2010 ballot following court ruling

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September 8, 2010

BISMARK, North Dakota: The November general elections are less than two months away. Following a state supreme court ruling North Dakota officials announced that the ballot would be officially certified today, September 8, and sent to county auditors.[1]

North Dakota Attorney General Al Jaeger had previously disqualified North Dakota Pharmacy Ownership Repeal Initiative after initiative supporters failed to submit a list of sponsoring committee members with the petition sheets. Following a failed request for Jaeger to reverse his decision and refer the measure to the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot, supporters took their case to court. The North Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments on September 1. The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that sponsors of initiatives must disclose the names of persons that serve on the campaign's leadership committee by a unanimous 5-0 vote on September 7, 2010.[2]

Last week, Jaeger certified the North Dakota Fenced Hunting Ban Measure. It will appear as "Measure 2" on the ballot. The measure proposes banning fenced hunting such as game preserves where people pay to shoot big-game animals. The measure was certified for the ballot on September 2 after officials verified that supporters submitted more than 12,844 valid petition signatures.[3]

A total of two measures will appear on the November 2, 2010 general election ballot in North Dakota.

Certified for the 2010 ballot: November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Constitutional Measure 1 Gov't Finance Creates a state legacy fund for the deposit of certain oil and gas tax revenues in the fund Approveda
CISS Initiated Statutory Measure 2 Hunt & Fish Bans fenced hunting such as game preserves where people pay to shoot big-game animals Defeatedd

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Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot North Dakota Pharmacy Ownership Repeal (2010)