Group proposes raising bar to amend North Dakota Constitution

Proposals to amend North Dakota’s constitution would be limited to one subject and would need at least 60% of voters in favor, under a measure proposed for 2022.


Leaders of the measure group say the state’s constitution is too easy to amend, citing proposed changes in every election cycle over the last decade. Of 20 constitutional amendments proposed by the Legislature or petitioners since 2010, 12 passed. Constitutional initiatives require a simple majority of votes cast in favor to be approved.