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Special Interests Seek to Kill ND Amendment to Increase Election Security, Empower Voters, and End Gerrymandering | Independent Voter NewsSpecial Interests Seek to Kill ND Amendment to Increase Election Security, Empower Voters, and End Gerrymandering | Independent Voter News

just going to waste our hard earned tax dollars," said Carol Sawicki, Chair of North Dakota Voters First and Fargo resident. "Drop the suit. Let the people vote. North Dakotans deserve more choices at the ballot box, not fewer.". As updates continue to

Wide-Ranging Better Elections Amendment Removed from North Dakota Ballot | Independent Voter NewsWide-Ranging Better Elections Amendment Removed from North Dakota Ballot | Independent Voter News

are redrawn next year. The court's decision means North Dakota's legislative districts will remain subject to partisan. gerrymandering. for another decade. (The state's sole seat in the U.S. House isn't subject to remapping.). Soon after North Dakota Voters

"We're Throwing a Punch at the Bipartisan Establishment" | Independent Voter News"We're Throwing a Punch at the Bipartisan Establishment" | Independent Voter News

get nonpartisan primary reform passed with an alternative voting method in Alaska, Arkansas, North Dakota, St. Louis, and the campaign to bring nonpartisan primaries to one of the nation's biggest battleground states -- Florida. Griffiths and Opdycke not

Every State Where the Duopoly Is Being Challenged in 2020 | Independent Voter NewsEvery State Where the Duopoly Is Being Challenged in 2020 | Independent Voter News

primary reform is on the ballot, but in states like Alaska, North Dakota, and Arkansas, voters have an opportunity to completely transform the electoral process. (Update 8/26/20: The North Dakota Supreme Court has. removed the proposed reform amendment. from

OPINION: Corporate Citizenship Starts with not Undermining Our Democracy | Independent Voter NewsOPINION: Corporate Citizenship Starts with not Undermining Our Democracy | Independent Voter News

The same year the Missouri Chamber of Commerce funded the campaign against the Clean Missouri Act, fixing campaign finance and ethics loopholes and ending gerrymandering. And in North Dakota, the main opponents to the 2018 “voters’ right to know

4 States Get Closer to Advancing Anti-Gerrymandering Initiatives to November Ballot | Independent Voter News4 States Get Closer to Advancing Anti-Gerrymandering Initiatives to November Ballot | Independent Voter News

is the last chance Arkansas, Nevada, North Dakota and Oregon have to make the switch to an independent redistricting commission before maps are redrawn for the new decade. But the Covid-19 pandemic has made gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot

Arkansas Amendments to Give Voters More Control over Their Elections Advance to 2020 Ballot | Independent Voter NewsArkansas Amendments to Give Voters More Control over Their Elections Advance to 2020 Ballot | Independent Voter News

general election amendment on the November ballot. Not long after. Open Primaries Arkansas. submitted 59,000 of those signatures the amendment was certified to go before state voters. Arkansas joins Alaska and North Dakota in the growing list of states turning

79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News

five states with the lowest percentages of incumbents in contested primaries include: 44. Connecticut. 43. Maine. 42. Iowa. 41. Colorado. 41. North Dakota. The maps below show a partisan breakdown between Democratic and Republican incumbents. States shaded

National Reformers Spotlight 9 Efforts to Give All Voters an Equal Vote in Elections | Independent Voter NewsNational Reformers Spotlight 9 Efforts to Give All Voters an Equal Vote in Elections | Independent Voter News

nonpartisan primaries with this alternative voting method. Ballot referendums in Arkansas and North Dakota also garnered enough signatures to go before voters. However, after facing legal challenges, the referendums were removed from the ballot by the courts

The Way We Conduct Primaries is a Problem, and These Campaigns Aim to Fix It | Independent Voter NewsThe Way We Conduct Primaries is a Problem, and These Campaigns Aim to Fix It | Independent Voter News

that crack down on dark money in state elections. There is also a. proposed amendment in North Dakota. and. Arkansas. that would implement a top-four primary with ranked choice voting in the general election. The campaign in North Dakota exceeded the