Introduce Ranked Choice Voting for House seats while retaining our current one-senator-two-house members distribution of legislative seats. This will increase competition in at least 1/3 and as many as 1/2 of our districts and could broaden the range of voices of people who announce as candidates for the House.
Allocate our three Electoral College Votes proportionally. This will increase attention from National campaigns, giving North Dakota an opportunity to require Presidential candidates to address our specific concerns.
Advocate for the increased use of
Approval Voting systems to increase the number of candidates for local boards.
Lobby county commissions for expanded use of
Early Voting, in particular in counties with American Indian reservation. Partnering with tribal governments, trusting tribal governments to provide Early Voting compliant protocols for these communities expands ballot access without changing state law.
The legislature must be a part of preventing, and if prevention is unsuccessful, proscribing sanction when threats or violence at polling locations occur; actions against other voters, against our neighbors who work in our polling places, or against elections officers must be addressed.
Explore public financing of elections. A well-designed public finance program for elections can create an incentive for candidates to fundraise, connect with the people they seek to represent, and develop a donor base that looks more like the fabric of the community. There are multiple models for us to explore and we deserve a real democracy.
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