Secretary of state says term limits amendment had thousands of invalid signatures, won’t be on the ballot


MINOT, N.D. — Over the weekend I reported that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation had gotten involved in reviewing signatures for a constitutional amendment to implement term limits for the governor and the Legislature.

Today Secretary of State Al Jaeger has determined, based on that investigation, that the amendment won’t be placed on the ballot after tens of thousands of signatures were deemed invalid.

Roughly 31,000 signatures are required by law to get an amendment on the statewide ballot. The committee behind the term limits amendment turned over 46,000.

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