Armstrong Introduces Amendment Defending North Dakota’s Voting Process

March 1, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) introduced an amendment in the House Rules Committee to H.R.1 For the People Act, to defend North Dakotans’ ability to set their own voting laws.

Currently, H.R.1 would require every state to implement a voter registration process for federal elections. This amendment would provide an exemption for states without voter registration from the requirement and allow them to make their own decision on implementing voter registration. North Dakota is the only state in the union that does not have voter registration. North Dakota’s current process of not having voter registration has been in place since 1951. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 provides an exemption for any state not using voter registration to implement it and this amendment would continue that exemption.

The full video of Congressman Armstrong’s remarks to the committee can be found below.