Port: Burgum roasts lawmakers with veto message, saying they ought to follow law on transparent votes


MINOT, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature has been breaking the law. Specifically, a law requiring every vote taken by a governing body in North Dakota to be recorded.

Section 44-04-21 of the Century Code states: “Unless otherwise specifically provided by law, all votes of whatever kind taken at any public meeting governed by the provisions of Section 44-04-19 must be open, public votes, and all nonprocedural votes must be recorded roll call votes, with the votes of each member being made public at the open meeting.”

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