North Dakota: Congressional Age Limits Initiative

This initiative would prohibit an individual from being elected or appointed to serve in the United States Senate or House of Representatives if that person would become 81 years old by December 31 of the year before the end of their term. The issue of congressional age limits has yet to be brought to the Supreme Court and, if passed, this ballot initiative will most likely serve as a test case of whether it would ruled constitutional.

According to North Dakota law, in order for this constitutional amendment to pass, it will need to receive a simple majority (50%+1 vote) from North Dakota voters. To learn more about this initiative and what will be on North Dakota’s ballot, visit Ballotpedia or contact your county auditor.