Al Jaeger

Recall effort for GOP lawmaker halted due to redistricting

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s top election official says an effort to recall a state legislator can’t occur now that a new redistricting map has been approved. Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Thursday announced that he rescinded the petition to recall GOP Rep. Dwight Kiefert because an election will be held in his district in less than a year….

Republicans in Valley City legislative district seek recall of Republican House member Dwight Kiefert

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (KFGO) – North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a petition for circulation seeking to recall Republican Representative Dwight Kiefert, of Valley City. The chairman of the sponsoring committee seeking to oust Kiefert, Shane Anderson of Valley City, is a fellow Republican and the party treasurer of District 24, which Kiefert represents. Kiefert says he’s…

North Dakota cannabis petition approved for circulation

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a petition to be circulated for a constitutional initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. If enough signatures are collected and if the measure is approved by voters, recreational marijuana would be legalized for people 21 and over. Residents would be allowed to grow, possess and transport up to 12 cannabis…

Last Minute Change In North Dakota Electors Before Monday’s Vote

BISMARCK, N.D. — There is a last minute replacement among North Dakota Electors who will formally cast their ballots for President and Vice President on Monday. John Trandem of Reiles Acres will replace state Senator Ray Holmberg who recused himself because of COVID-19 quarantine. The other electors are Sandy Boehler of Fargo and Robert Wefald of Bismarck. They will meet…

Nearly 1,600 military and overseas ballots cast in North Dakota Presidential Election

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says 1,594 military and overseas voters in 85 countries cast a ballot in the Presidential Election. They used North Dakota’s secure electronic ballot system created in 2012. Jaeger says it’s a commitment that dates back over 28 years when fax machines were used to provide the best possible voting…

Vast majority of North Dakota early ballots have been cast

Secretary of State says no significant issues heading into Tuesday's election.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says more than 80% of the state’s absentee and vote-by-mail ballots have already been cast. Jaeger says this year’s figures are “way out of line” from a typical election.  As of Monday, early voting turnout exceeded 75,000. An executive order signed by Gov. Doug Burgum allowed officials to begin…

Petition Drive To Make All Forms of Cannabis Legal Hits A Roadblock

Group Behind Effort To Change Constitution Withdraws Petition, Plans To Make Changes

BISMARCK, ND — An effort to change the North Dakota constitution to make the cannabis plant legal has been put on hold. The group submitted a proposed petition to Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday but Tuesday they withdrew it. Group chairman John Bailey, of Courtenay, says the petition will be resubmitted in about a week after some changes are…

Democrat Rep. Josh Boschee of Fargo Chosen As Minority Leader

He replaces Rep. Corey Mock of Grand Forks who decided not to seek the position

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota Democrats have a new house minority leader. They have chosen Rep. Josh Boschee of Fargo. He replaces Rep. Corey Mock of Grand Forks who decided not to seek the position. Boschee ran for Secretary of State in November but lost to incumbent Al Jaeger. Democrats also re-elected Sen. Joan Heckaman of New Rockford as senate minority…

Former U.S. Attorney For ND Says Voters’ Address Issues Continue With Central Voter File

BISMARCK, N.D. – Amid issues that North Dakotans won’t be able to vote if they don’t have an address on their ID, Republican Secretary of State Al Jaeger says “every voter will be given a ballot.” However, he has not said every ballot will be accepted. Native American tribes failed with legal challenges to the law. They argue many people on…

County Leaders Want To Be Reimbursed For $5,000 Primary Recount

The state Supreme Court ordered the recount which gave the Libertarian candidate, Roland Riemers, one more vote

BISMARCK, N.D. — A recount in North Dakota’s secretary of state primary race cost about $5,000. The state Supreme Court ordered the recount which gave the Libertarian candidate, Roland Riemers, one more vote. Secretary of State Al Jaeger initially declined the recount because Riemers was the only Libertarian running for the seat. He failed to get the 300 votes needed to…