RIDICULOUS STUFF is happening in Bismarck.

There's a handful of disgusting bills circulating through the Capitol grounds that seek to destroy our rights to hold our government accountable through the ballot box, and they're in various states of the legislative process.

HB 1289
Moving across the street? Lose your right to vote.

What is HB 1289?

House Bill 1289 makes it so you can't vote unless you've lived in the state for at least a year.

Furthermore, even if you move within the state, you'll have to live in your new precinct for at least ninety days before you can vote.

That means you could move across the street and lose your right to vote for mayor, governor, or even president.

The N.D. Century Code explicitly calls out precincts that voters live in as the final determining factor for voting—almost every district in N.D. is comprised of multiple precincts and changing precincts—not just legislative districts—determines if you're able to vote or not.

This is a vile attack on freedom to deny anyone the right to vote just because they recently moved.

This is taxation without representation.

Who's behind it?

This bill was sponsored by House Representatives Jeffery J. Magrum, Cole Christensen, Terry B. Jones, and Jim Kasper.

What can I do?

You can read the bill and contact members of the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee and tell them how you feel.

Read HB 1289Email the entire House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
Jim Kasper
Ben Koppelman
Pamela Anderson
Jeff A. Hoverson
Karen Karls
Scott Louser
Jeffery J. Magrum
Mitch Ostlie
Karen M. Rohr
Austen Schauer
Mary Schneider
Vicky Steiner
Greg Stemen
Steve Vetter

HB 1312
Want to skip the lines and vote by mail? Be sure to break your leg the day before the election.

What is HB 1312?

House Bill 1312 makes it so you must meet a set of very restrictive preconditions to be able to vote by mail.

The bill inserts a limited list of specific exemption conditions into the North Dakota Century Code. If you don't meet them, you must be able to show up and wait in line on election day to vote or not vote at all.

You'd better be in a hospital bed, jury box, barracks, or jail cell, or you just might not qualify to vote by mail.

This is voter suppression.

When fewer people can access the ballot, politicians can't be held accountable. Psst—they don't want to be held accountable.

Who's behind it?

This bill was sponsored by House Representative Jeff A. Hoverson.

What can I do?

You can read the bill and contact members of the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee and tell them how you feel.

Read HB 1312Email the entire House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
Jim Kasper
Ben Koppelman
Pamela Anderson
Jeff A. Hoverson
Karen Karls
Scott Louser
Jeffery J. Magrum
Mitch Ostlie
Karen M. Rohr
Austen Schauer
Mary Schneider
Vicky Steiner
Greg Stemen
Steve Vetter

HB 1397
The Great Oz has spoken. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

What is HB 1397?

House Bill 1397 establishes a legislative redistricing committee that's exempt from open records requests.

This means that we won't see anything they're doing until they're already done.

Secrecy is an instrument of conspiracy, not the system of a regular government.

Who's behind it?

This bill was sponsored by House Representatives Pollert and Louser along with Senators Klein and Wardner.

What can I do?

You can read the bill and contact members of the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee and tell them how you feel.

Read HB 1397Email the entire House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
Jim Kasper
Ben Koppelman
Pamela Anderson
Jeff A. Hoverson
Karen Karls
Scott Louser
Jeffery J. Magrum
Mitch Ostlie
Karen M. Rohr
Austen Schauer
Mary Schneider
Vicky Steiner
Greg Stemen
Steve Vetter

HB 1182
You want back room deals? So do party insiders.

What is HB 1182?

House Bill 1182 makes it so party designations will be included in county and local elections.

That means that big party money and big party players will be more involved in our local elections.

When they get more influence, you get less.

This is a solution in search of a problem.

Who's behind it?

This bill was sponsored by House Representatives Louser, Kasper, Kempenich, B. Koppelman, Lefor, Nathe, D. Ruby, Schauer, and Senators O. Larsen, Meyer, and Vedaa.

What can I do?

You can read the bill and contact members of the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee and tell them how you feel.

Read HB 1182Email the entire House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee
Jim Kasper
Ben Koppelman
Pamela Anderson
Jeff A. Hoverson
Karen Karls
Scott Louser
Jeffery J. Magrum
Mitch Ostlie
Karen M. Rohr
Austen Schauer
Mary Schneider
Vicky Steiner
Greg Stemen
Steve Vetter