North Dakota Supreme Court hears arguments over decision to reject term limit ballot measure

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Supreme Court is considering arguments about the decision by Secretary of State Al Jaeger to reject a petitions to bring a term limits ballot measure to a public vote.

Attorneys presented arguments Friday related to how Jaeger handled alleged handwriting discrepancies on a notary public's petition circulator affidavits.

Backers sued last month to require a public vote on the measure advocating for term limits for North Dakota's governor and lawmakers.

Leaders of North Dakotans for Term Limits hope a decision is made to certify the over 46,000 signatures gathered, then put term limits on the ballot this coming November.