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St. Louis follows Fargo’s lead with using approval voting

The city of St. Louis is inspired by Fargo's trailblazing method allowing approval voting where voters choose as many candidates as they'd like

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Voting for multiple candidates in elections could be the norm sooner than later as more cities look to approval voting for a more effective way to cast votes. “With the people in St. Louis and the people in Fargo, they’re starting to go through this process where they’re saying like, ‘Hey this is really exciting.’ We…

Fargo Commissioners Vote 5-0 To Divest From Russia Dealings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo is taking a stand against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by divesting in businesses the city has a contractual relationship with. The resolution to show support for Ukraine was introduced by Commissioner Arlette Preston, who is a candidate for mayor. She says she personally knows people who have family in harms way in Ukraine and that…

379 Voters from 57 Counties Already Cast North Dakota Ballots

BISMARCK, N.D. — Votes for races in the general election in November are already coming in in North Dakota. Last Friday, ballots were made available to military and overseas voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says as of Wednesday morning, 379 voters in 57 countries had already cast their ballot. Jaeger says they were able to exercise their voting rights…

ND Supreme Court To Decide If New Insurance Candidate Makes Ballot

Democrats Replaced Travisia Martin with Fargo insurance agent Jason Anderson

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Democrats have endorsed a new candidate for insurance commissioner. He is Fargo insurance agent Jason Anderson. He was endorsed after the state Supreme Court ruled the party’s initial nominee, Travisia Martin, was ineligible for the ballot. She hasn’t lived in the state long enough to hold the office. Democrats filed a petition on Monday with…

Election Day: how to find your polling place

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Minnesota’s Primary Election is on Tuesday. The Primary Election allows voters to choose their preferred candidates for the general election. Voters who do not know their polling place can visit sos.state.mn.us. The site also provides the districts for your precinct and the candidates on the ballot. Polling sites open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters who…

Group turns in signatures for redistricting reform measure

The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures.

FARGO, N.D. (AP)–A group looking to reform voting redistricting rules in North Dakota says it has collected enough signatures to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Officials with North Dakota Voters First said Monday they submitted 36,708 signatures to Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office. The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures from North Dakota…

Civil Engineer Jumps Into Race For Fargo City Commission

Two seats will be on the June ballot

FARGO, N.D. — Brad Shaffer joins the list of candidates running for a seat on the Fargo City Commission. The civil engineer says that while he has no elected city government experience, he is actively involved in several local and statewide organizations. Shaffer says he wants to be an independent voice for the people of Fargo. Two seats will be…