of the North Dakota Constitution
is entitled Elective Franchise
and consists of two sections.
|| Text of Section 1:
The general election of the state shall be held biennially as provided by law.
Every citizen of the United States, who has attained the age of eighteen years and who is
a North Dakota resident, shall be a qualified elector. When an elector moves within the state, he
shall be entitled to vote in the precinct from which he moves until he establishes voting residence
in another precinct. The legislative assembly shall provide by law for the determination of
residence for voting eligibility, other than physical presence. No elector shall lose his residency
for voting eligibility solely by reason of his absence from the state.
The legislative assembly shall provide by law for secrecy in voting, for absentee voting,
for administration of elections and for the nomination of candidates.
|| Text of Section 2:
No person who has been declared mentally incompetent by order of a court
or other authority having jurisdiction, which order has not been rescinded, shall be qualified to
vote. No person convicted of a felony shall be qualified to vote until his or her civil rights are
North Dakota Constitution