Group Sues to Keep Measure 3, Making Sweeping Changes to State Election Law, Off ND’s Ballot

North Dakota Voters First organizers haul nearly 37,000 signatures into the state Capitol Monday, July 6, for review by the Secretary of State's Office. (Adam Willis / The Forum)

MINOT, N.D. — An organization calling itself North Dakota Voters First, which is a front for left-wing groups based in other states, has successfully placed a constitutional amendment making sweeping changes to North Dakota’s election laws on the November ballot.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office announced the news earlier this week. If passed, the measure would make numerous changes, including the end of partisan primary and the institution of ranked-choice voting for statewide elections.

But now a North Dakota-based group called Brighter Future Alliance is challenging the measure’s eligibility for the ballot.

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