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November 6, 2018
North Dakota : General election Day

Did You Know?

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT North Dakota

Dakota is a Sioux Indian word that translates to "friend."

Originally conceived of in 1928 by Dr. Henry Moore of Ontario, Canada, the International Peace Garden was intended to establish a memorial to perpetual peace between Canada and the United States. Encompassing 2,339 acres within North Dakota and the Canadian province of Manitoba, the park attracted 50,000 visitors to its grand opening and dedication on July 14, 1932.

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Attempts to drop the word “North” and rename the state “Dakota” were defeated by legislature in both 1947 and 1989.

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In 1999, a teenager discovered a “dinosaur mummy” on his uncle’s ranch near Marmarth. The 67 million-year-old duck-billed hadrosaur was so well preserved that much of its bones, tendons and ligaments remained enclosed in skin.

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Theodore Roosevelt, who once credited his time spent in the North Dakota Badlands as critical to becoming the 26th president of the United States, fostered a legacy of resource conservation that has been memorialized by the creation of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Comprised of three distinct units in western North Dakota, the park covers more than 70,000 acres.

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The geographical center of North America—marked by a 21-foot monument constructed out of stones—lies in the town of Rugby, North Dakota.

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Agriculture is North Dakota’s leading industry, which employed nearly 24 percent of the state’s residents in 2010. The largest producer of about a dozen crops, North Dakota supplied 90 percent of the nation’s canola and 95 percent of its flaxseed in 2010.

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State of North Dakota Quick Facts
  • Current Population:756,927
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Election day
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: Yes
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 3
  • Congressional Districts: 1
  • Date of Statehood: November 2, 1889
  • Size: 70,698 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Peace Garden State; Flickertail State; Roughrider State; Dakota
  • Tree: American Elm
  • Flower: Wild Prairie Rose
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
Registered Voters

total: 570,955

Total Voter Regsitration : 570,955

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in North Dakota?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of North Dakota.

  • >>Check if you are eligible to vote

  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

    NO: North Dakota does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in North Dakota?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of North Dakota, voters have the following options :

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

    The law encourages employers to establish a program to allow an employee to be absent for the purpose of voting if the employee's work schedule conflicts with voting during the time polls are open. This is voluntary for employers. There is no guaranteed right to be absent.

    North Dakota State Government

    North Dakota Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain and establish this constitution

    All individuals are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring,possessing and protecting property and reputation; pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness; and to keep and bear arms for the defense of their person, family, property, and the state, and for lawful hunting, recreational, and other lawful purposes, which shall not be infringed.

    All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people, and they have a right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require.

    The Executive Branch
    North Dakota State Capitol

    Executive Power

    The executive power is vested in the governor, who shall reside in the state capital and shall hold the office for the term of four years beginning in the year 2000, and until a successor is elected and qualified.

    The qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislative assembly shall choose a governor, lieutenant governor, agriculture commissioner, attorney general, auditor, insurance commissioner, three public service commissioners, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction, tax commissioner, and treasurer.

    North Dakota Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • The Treasurer (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    North Dakota State Capitol

    Legislative Power

    The Legislative Assembly consists of two bodies, the lower North Dakota House of Representatives and the upper North Dakota Senate.

    The Senate must be composed of not less than forty nor more than fifty-four members, and the house of representatives must be composed of not less than eighty normore than one hundred eight members.

    Two representatives are elected from each of 47 senatorial districts as a total of 94 members serve in the lower house of the North Dakota legislature.

    North Dakota Legislative Chambers
  • The State House (Elected)
  • The State Senate (Elected)
  • Judicial Branch
    North Dakota State Capitol

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power of the state is vested in a unified judicial system consisting of a supreme court, a district court, and such other courts as may be provided by law.

    The Supreme Court shall be the highest court of the state. It shall have appellate jurisdiction, and shall also have original jurisdiction with authority to issue, hear, and determine such original and remedial writs as may be necessary to properly exercise its jurisdiction. The supreme court shall consist of five justices, one of whom shall be designated chief justice in the manner provided by law.

    North Dakota Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(94)
    (13)(81)
    State Senators(47)
    (9)(38)
    US Representatives(1)
    (1)
    US Senators(2)
    (1)(1)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    North Dakota Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The governor is the chief executive of the state. The governor shall have the responsibility to see that the state's business is well administered and that its laws are faithfully executed.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible to hold an elective office established by this article, a person must be a qualified elector of this state, must be at least twenty-five years of age on the day of the election, and must have been a resident of this state for the five years preceding election to office. To be eligible to hold the office of governor or lieutenant governor, a person must be at least thirty years old on the day of the election.

    Election

    The governor and the lieutenant governor must be elected on a joint ballot. Each vote cast for a candidate for governor is deemed cast also for the candidate for lieutenant governor running jointly with the candidate for governor.

    Term of Office

    Four-year term length.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $129,096

    Qualification age

    Must be at least twenty-five years of age.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The lieutenant governor shall serve as president of the senate. If the senate is equally divided on a question, the lieutenant governor may vote on procedural matters and on substantive matters if the lieutenant governor's vote would be decisive.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible to hold an elective office established by this article, a person must be a qualified elector of this state, must be at least twenty-five years of age on the day of the election, and must have been a resident of this state for the five years preceding election to office. To be eligible to hold the office of governor or lieutenant governor, a person must be at least thirty years old on the day of the election.

    Election

    The governor and the lieutenant governor must be elected on a joint ballot. Each vote cast for a candidate for governor is deemed cast also for the candidate for lieutenant governor running jointly with the candidate for governor.

    Term of Office

    Four-year term length.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $94,461

    Qualification age

    Must be at least twenty-five years of age.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    As the chief legal officer in the state, the attorney general represents and defends the interests of North Dakota and its people in both civil and criminal actions.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible to hold an elective office established by this article, a person must be a qualified elector of this state, must be at least twenty-five years of age on the day of the election, and must have been a resident of this state for the five years preceding election to office. To be eligible to hold the office of governor or lieutenant governor, a person must be at least thirty years old on the day of the election. The attorney general must be licensed to practice law in this state.

    Election

    The attorney general in North Dakota is popularly elected every four years, in midterm elections.

    Term of Office

    The term of office is four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    Qualification age

    At least 25 years old.

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The secretary of state has a number of duties, beyond serving at the state's chief election officer and keeper of the Great Seal of North Dakota.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible to hold an elective office established by this article, a person must be a qualified elector of this state, must be at least twenty-five years of age on the day of the election, and must have been a resident of this state for the five years preceding election to office. To be eligible to hold the office of governor or lieutenant governor, a person must be at least thirty years old on the day of the election. The attorney general must be licensed to practice law in this state.

    Election

    The secretary of state in North Dakota is popularly elected every four years, in midterm elections

    Term of Office

    The term of office is four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $102,689

    Qualification age

    At least 25 years old.

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    The treasurer is the chief financial officer of the state and is responsible for managing the state's money and acts as the state's banker.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible to hold an elective office established by this article, a person must be a qualified elector of this state, must be at least twenty-five years of age on the day of the election, and must have been a resident of this state for the five years preceding election to office. To be eligible to hold the office of governor or lieutenant governor, a person must be at least thirty years old on the day of the election. The attorney general must be licensed to practice law in this state.

    Election

    The North Dakota Treasurer is an elected executive position in the North Dakota state government.

    Term of Office

    The term length was two years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    $96,972

    Qualification age

    At least 25 years old.

    North Dakota State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.

    Qualifications

    Each person elected to the legislative assembly must be, on the day of the election, a qualified elector in the district from which the member was chosen and must have been a resident of the state for one year immediately prior to that election.

    Election

    the representatives from odd-numbered districts were elected to four-year terms at the 2006 general election.

    Term of Office

    Senators and Representatives must be elected for terms of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $172/day during legislative sessions.

    Qualification age

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The Lieutenant Governor of the State serves as President of the Senate.

    Qualifications

    Each person elected to the legislative assembly must be, on the day of the election, a qualified elector in the district from which the member was chosen and must have been a resident of the state for one year immediately prior to that election.

    Election

    Approximately one-half the members are elected to four-year terms every two years.

    Term of Office

    Senators and Representatives must be elected for terms of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Elected to four-year terms.

    Salary

    $172/day during legislative sessions.

    Qualification age

    North Dakota State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The supreme court shall have authority to promulgate rules of procedure, including appellate procedure, to be followed by all the courts of this state; and, unless otherwise provided by law, to promulgate rules and regulations for the admission to practice, conduct, disciplining, and disbarment of attorneys at law.

    Qualifications

    Supreme Court Justices and district court judges shall be citizens of the United States and residents of this state, shall be learned in the law, and shall possess any additional qualifications prescribed by law. Judges of other courts shall be selected for such terms and shall have such qualifications as may be prescribed by law.

    Election

    The five justices on the court are elected to 10-year terms in nonpartisan elections.

    Term of Office

    The justices of the Supreme Court shall be chosen by the electors of the state for ten-year terms, so arranged that one justice is elected every two years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Chief salary

    $148,000

    Associate salary

    $144,000

    Qualification age

    The District cour
    Authority

    Qualifications

    Supreme Court Justices and District Court judges shall be citizens of the United States and residents of this state, shall be learned in the law, and shall possess any additional qualifications prescribed by law. Judges of other courts shall be selected for such terms and shall have such qualifications as may be prescribed by law.

    Election

    The five justices on the court are elected to 10-year terms in nonpartisan elections.

    Term of Office

    The justices of the Supreme Court shall be chosen by the electors of the state for ten-year terms, so arranged that one justice is elected every two years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    Qualification age

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