Update: City to vote on term limits in June, despite typos on ballot

Typo on Fargo City Measure No. 1 for June 14, 2022, ballot.
Typo on Fargo City Measure No. 1 for June 14, 2022, ballot.(Valley News Live)
Published: May. 31, 2022 at 12:17 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The Fargo City Commission has decided Fargo City Measure No. 1 relating to term limits will be voted on in June. The city has decided to “declare the typographical errors to be non-fatal (not material) and proceed with the ballot as printed”.

It was scheduled to be on the June 14 ballot, but City Auditor Steve Sprague says there are wording errors on the ballot. The memorandum in Tuesday’s City Commission agenda says “the ballot contains some typographical errors that were not noticed in the normal course of proofreading the ballots.”

The errors are as follows:

  1. “move then” should be “more than”
  2. “had” should be “has”

The language currently printed on the ballot for voters is below:

The ballot question does not state the entire ordinance; rather it is a summary of the general intent of the proposed ordinance change.

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