Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser is facing petitions after firing a deputy in February. Kaiser is in his second term.
The issue is a touchy one, the deputy reported another deputy and Kaiser's son on charges of using a Sheriff's vehicle to pull a Jet Ski. The tip proved false and the investigation by the state's attorney yielded no charges. But the third deputy fired the investigator.
Petitioners need 2330 signatures (25% of the governor's vote) in one year.