North Dakota 2018 ballot measures

Measure 1
Would amend the constitution to enact the following provisions:

-Establish a five-member ethics commission with members selected through agreement by the governor, the leader of the majority party in the state Senate, and the leader of the minority party in the state

-Senate; ban political contributions from foreign government entities, foreign individuals, and foreign corporations; create restrictions on lobbyists; create provisions designed to prevent conflicts of interest for government officials;

-require campaign finance information to be publicly accessible.

A yes vote supports the ballot initiative to establish an ethics commission, ban foreign political contributions, and enact provisions related to lobbying and conflicts of interest.

A no vote opposes the ballot initiative to establish an ethics commission, ban foreign political contributions, and enact provisions related to lobbying and conflicts of interest.
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Measure 2
Would amend the North Dakota Constitution to state that only citizens of the United States can vote in federal, state, and local elections and on state or local ballot measures.

The ballot initiative would replace the existing language of "Every citizen of the United States... shall be a qualified elector" with "Only a citizen of the United States... shall be a qualified elector."

A "yes" vote supports amending the North Dakota Constitution to state that “only a citizen” of the U.S. can vote in federal, state, and local elections.

A "no" vote opposes amending the North Dakota Constitution, thus keeping the existing language that says “every citizen” of the U.S. can vote.
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Measure 3
Designed to do the following:

-Legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state of North Dakota for people 21 years of age or older;

-Create penalties for the possession or distribution to or by any individuals under 21 years of age;

-Create an automatic expungement process for individuals with convictions for a controlled substance that has been legalized;

-Eliminate the state of North Dakota's immunity from damages resulting from expungement lawsuits.

A yes vote supports the ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state of North Dakota for people 21 years of age or older and create an automatic expungement process for individuals with convictions for a controlled substance that has been legalized.

A no vote opposes the ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state of North Dakota for people 21 years of age or older and create an automatic expungement process for individuals with convictions for a controlled substance that has been legalized.
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Measure 4
This initiative would require that personalized license plates be provided to volunteer emergency responders, such as volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service volunteers. Under the measure, the license plates would be free of charge and would also allow free entrance by the volunteers to any state park.[1]

The license plates would be red, and the first three numbers on the plate would be the last three numbers of the zip code where the volunteer's department is located, while the volunteer could choose the remaining three characters on the plate.

A yes vote supports the ballot initiative to provide volunteer emergency responders in North Dakota with a special license plate that will allow free entry to North Dakota state parks.

A no vote opposes the ballot initiative to provide volunteer emergency responders in North Dakota with a special license plate that will allow free entry to North Dakota state parks.