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North Dakota

The complete research by Election Law @ Moritz for North Dakota can be found below.

Institutional Arrangements

State Chief Election Authorities

Elected individual (R)

Chief election authority: Secretary of State. § 16.1-06-26.

Method of selection: Elected. Const. Art. 5, § 2.

Current officer: Alvin Jaeger (R). Regional roundup, Grand Forks Herald (ND), May 11, 2007. (Last updated 1/1/08)

State High Court Composition

R leaning/elected

Method of selection: Election. Const. Art. 6, § 7.

Justices: Gerald W. VandeWalle (appointed by D), Dale V. Sandstrom (R), Mary Muehlen Maring (R), Carol Ronning Kapsner (appointed by R), Daniel J. Crothers (appointed by R) (Last updated 12/22/07)

Sources:

  • Supreme Court: Korsmo must wait to reapply for law license, AP Alert – Political, June 30, 2006, Dale Wetzel, 23:30:55.
  • Giving credit when credit is dual, Grand Forks Herald (ND), November 4, 1996.
  • Kapsner wins full term over Dietz, Grand Forks Herald (ND), November 8, 2000.
  • North Dakota Supreme Court justice says reading required, AP Alert – North Dakota, November 10, 2005, 01:27:25.

Voter Registration

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Challenges

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Provisional Ballots

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Early and Absentee Voting

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Voting Technology

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Polling Place Operations

Polling place closing times - local times

7:00 PM local time

Polling place closing times - by Eastern time zone

9:00 PM Eastern time

Ballot Security

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Emergency Preparedness

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Post-Election Processes

What Court Would Hear a Presidential Contest?

Other

The board for the trial of contests of elections for presidential electors shall consist of the chief justice of the supreme court and two judges of the district court designated by the governor. N.D. Cent. Code, § 16.1-14-07. Both types of judges are elected. N.D. Const. Art. VI, § 7; N.D. Const. Art. VI, § 9. 

Who Performs Presidential recounts?

Unconstrained

A Presidential recount would be conducted by the local county auditor in conjunction with a local recount board. 16.1-16-01. The county auditor recounts the ballots, at which point any challenged ballots are presented to the recount board for resolution. County auditors are elected. 11-13-01. Recount boards are composed of three elected officials: the county state’s attorney, the chairman of the board of county commissioners, and the clerk of the district court of the county. 16.1-16-01. County commissioners are elected. 11-11-02. State’s attorneys may be elected or appointed depending on local law. 11-09-18; 11-10-02.3. The clerk of the district court may be elected. 11-10-02. Candidates have a right to be present to observe recounts. 16.1-16-01.

The state’s administrative code provides no further details. See Article 72-06 of the code.