Ellen Chaffee and representatives from North Dakotans for Public Integrity are inviting voters to an informational session about Measure No. 1, which will appear on North Dakota’s November ballot.

The session will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the LEP Office Complex Community Room at 102 1st St. S.W. in Hillsboro.

Chaffee, who is a former vice-chancellor of the North Dakota University System and a former president of both Valley City State University and Mayville State University, currently is vice president for North Dakotans for Public Integrity.

According to a release issued by representatives of North Dakotans for Public Integrity, Measure No. 1 was written and sponsored by a group of North Dakotans who believe it is essential to protect the integrity of the state and its government from the influence of unaccountable special interests.

It was placed on the ballot with the signatures of more than 36,000 North Dakota voters.

If passed, Measure No. 1 would establish an Ethics Commission and require the reporting of lobby gifts and the use of gifts in excess of $200. 

The measure also would require legislators to adopt rules and regulations to support the investigation of alleged violations.

More information, along with the full text of the North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment, can be found at  www.ndintegrity.org.