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North Dakota Needs Fewer Elected Offices

North Dakota Needs Fewer Elected Offices

In Burleigh County (Bismarck), commissioners are considering eliminating elections for two county offices. Currently the auditor/treasurer and recorder positions are elected. The county may turn them into appointed positions. It’s a good idea. In fact, it’s one which should be emulated state wide. North Dakota simply has too many elected officials. We have 13 elected

Richard Winger: Accessing Ballot Is Too Hard For North Dakota's Minor Party Candidates

Every state has had minor party candidates for the legislature on the ballot in recent elections, except for North Dakota.  No minor party candidate for the N.D. legislature has been able to qualify for the November ballot since 1976, when the American Party managed to comply in a few districts. North Dakota bars minor party