Coronavirus or Not, Candidates and Ballot Measure Committees Still Need Signatures

Secretary of State Al Jaeger gestures while testifying on a bill to designate the capitol's Memorial Hall into state statute with that official name. Jaeger was testifying in front of the the House political subdivisions committee on Wednesday morning. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

This cycle statutory measures have to collect nearly 15,000 signatures. Constitutional measures must receive approximately 27,000.

Per Secretary of State Al Jaeger, there’s no getting around those requirements. “There are no plans to change any signature requirements and timelines for candidates,” he told me.

“The signature requirements and timelines for measures are set in the state’s constitution. Nothing can be changed there,” Jaeger added.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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