1.    Only those individuals who are qualified electors under section 16.1-01-04 may vote or be elected as officers at the party caucus.

Terms Used In North Dakota Code 16.1-03-02

  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Individual: means a human being. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See North Dakota Code 1-01-33

2.    In case the right of an individual to participate at the caucus is challenged, the question of the individual’s right to participate must be decided by a vote of the whole caucus. An individual so challenged may not vote on the question of the individual’s right to participate in the caucus, and a two-thirds vote of the whole caucus is required to exclude an individual from participation.

3.    An individual may not vote or participate at more than one caucus in any one year.