Monday, July 8, 2024

Secretary of State Michael Howe announced today that the sponsoring committee proposing the statutory initiative related to legalization of cannabis and related regulation submitted petitions to the Office of the Secretary of State for review and approval for the ballot.


Friday, June 28, 2024

Secretary of State Michael Howe announced today that the sponsoring committee proposing the constitutional initiative related to prohibiting all political subdivisions from levying any tax on real or personal property except for bonded indebtedness until paid, along with certain debt limitations on other indebtedness was submitted to the Office of the Secretary of State for review and approval for the ballot.


Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The State Canvassing Board certified the 2024 Primary Election results today, making them official for state, judicial, and legislative contests. Election results were submitted by the 53 county canvassing boards, which are responsible for reviewing the election results from each precinct within their county.


Monday, June 10, 2024

The Office of the Secretary of State is the source for trusted information about North Dakota elections and we see our media contacts as partners in this effort. With the Primary Election taking place tomorrow, we wanted to provide information that may be helpful media outlets as they report on the election. 


Thursday, June 6, 2024

North Dakota’s Primary Election on Tuesday, June 11, gives people the opportunity to have a voice in who leads their cities, schools, counties, and state. Additionally, there is a statewide ballot measure and other city or county measures that voters will decide. Primary elections determine which partisan, judicial, and county candidates move forward to the general election in November. City and school contests are final in the primary which means this election determines who will lead and serve at the local level. Every vote counts in the outcomes of these contests.


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The North Dakota Office of the Secretary of State wants to remind people that the June 11 Primary Election is only three weeks away. As election day gets closer, voters are encouraged to make a plan to cast their ballot. 


Thursday, April 25, 2024

North Dakota Secretary of State Michael Howe has approved the format of a petition to initiate a statutory measure on the ballot related to legalization of cannabis and related regulation. Proponents now have until April 25, 2025, one year after notice of approval, to collect signatures and submit them to the Office of the Secretary of State for review.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Secretary of State Michael Howe announced today that a proposed petition to initiate a statutory measure was submitted to the Office of the Secretary of State for review and approval to circulate. The proposed statutory initiative relates to Legalization of Cannabis and Related Regulations.


Monday, April 8, 2024

The No Labels Party is the fourth political party to attain ballot access for the 2024 statewide elections, joining the North Dakota Republican Party (NDGOP), the North Dakota Democratic-NPL (ND DEM-NPL), and the Libertarian Party of North Dakota. Neither the No Labels Party or Libertarian Party had any candidate filings prior to the candidate filing deadline – 4 p.m., April 8, 2024. Due to this, neither party will have a column included on the June 11, 2024 Primary Election ballot.


Thursday, March 28, 2024

Starting on January 1, 2024, some businesses are required to report ownership information to the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Entities include (but are not limited to) many types of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and trade names.