Bismarck, ND/August 31, 2021 – North Dakota for Term Limits announces that 5829 North Dakotans have signed the petition to put a proposed amendment limiting the terms for governor and the state legislature on the 2022 ballot. The proposed amendment would limit the governor to two terms (8 years); members of the state house to two terms (8 years); and state senate members to two terms (8 years). To qualify for the ballot, 31,164 signatures must be submitted to the Secretary of State’s office by July of 2022.
“North Dakotans are tired of politics as usual and responding with overwhelming support in getting term limits on the 2022 ballot,” said Jared Hendrix, Chairman of North Dakota for Term Limits. “In just over a month, we have collected over a sixth of the required signatures to get term limits on the ballot.”
“The people of North Dakota believe as our Founding Fathers did, that elected officials should be citizen politicians, not career politicians,” continued Hendrix. “Support for term limits is strongly bipartisan among North Dakotans. It cuts through the noise of political division and gets right to solving problems – by establishing a structural reform that relaigns power from the political class back to the rest of us.”
If approved by voters, term limits would be effective Jan. 1, 2023. Term limits would not be retroactive — meaning the service of current officeholders would not count against them. The measure’s language also would bar the Legislature from proposing amendments to alter or repeal the term limits; only citizens would be able to do so.
Additional information on North Dakota for Term Limits may be obtained at www.northdakotafortermlimits.com