election day

Voting went as well as expected in Cass County

Nearly 87,000 votes were cast by the time the polls closed on Election day.

FARGO, N.D. — By 7:00 p.m., nearly 87,000 ballots were cast in Cass County between in-person voting on election day, early voting and absentee ballots. The turnout was anticipated as election officials predicted that 85,000-90,000 people would vote. Over 32,000 people voted by absentee ballot. That number is much more that normal, as the county usually only sees 7,000-10,000 absentee…

MN Sec. of State says there’s no issues reported at polling places

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s Secretary of State says there’s an “absence” of things to report in regards to issues at the polls or in election offices. Steve Simon says there were no fights over masks, voting eligibility or voter suppression in the state. He adds there were lines in many places in the Twin Cities Metro, but they seemed longer…

Post Office says it’s ‘ensuring to get the ballots home on time’

Cass County says it's expecting to have at least another 5,000 ballots in before Election Day.

FARGO, N.D. — Next Tuesday’s election is shaping up to be one of the largest for early voting. The United States Postal Service in Fargo says your ballot is safe with them. For the Post Office, time is of the essence. “A lot of things the Post Office is trying to do to ensure to get the ballots home on…

District Election Officer for North Dakota To Monitor Election Day Fraud

FARGO, N.D. — The Justice Department is ready to respond to reports of voter fraud and other misdeeds on Election Day. Rick Volk will serve as the District Election Officer for North Dakota and handle complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses. He will be in contact with the Justice Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is part of…

Election Day voting in Grand Forks Co. will only be held at Alerus Center

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. – There will only be one polling place on Election Day in Grand Forks County. County Auditor Debbie Nelson says the county has moved to vote by mail and ballots can only be cast at the Alerus Center on November third. The decision was made because of the coronavirus pandemic. People can also take part in…

Election Workers Adapting to New ND Mail-In Election

On election day, Buckhouse would usually be assisting hundreds of election workers with the various problems that arise at polling sites across Cass County, but today, her phone has been quiet.

FARGO, N.D. – “There’s a lot of difference between what we are doing now and a regular election cycle,” said Cass County Election Coordinator DeAnn Buckhouse. According to DeAnn Buckhouse, this election cycle has had her staff adjust to a lot of changes, but it’s still keeping workers as busy as previous elections. On election day, Buckhouse would usually be…

Voters Cite Measure 3, Agriculture for Reasons They Voted

Voters began arriving at the Ramada Inn, one of the 26 voting locations in Cass County, before 7am

CASS/CLAY COUNTY– People are casting their ballots in the 2018 midterm election. Voters arrived at the Fargo Ramada Inn, one of the 26 voting locations offered in Cass County, before the polls even opened at 7:00 AM. “That was the busiest I think I’ve seen in quite a while as far as working several elections,” Cass County voting inspector Jan…

Coming Down the Home Stretch: Congressman Cramer Gears up for Election Day

The Republican nominee for Senate talked with potential voters at the NDSU tailgate

FARGO, N.D. — Just days before his race with Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) comes to a close, Congressman Kevin Cramer (R-ND) decided to mix two of his favorite things together: meeting North Dakotans and enjoying some NDSU football. “There’s big crowds of voters, people that I know, so I just decided to come out here and say hi to friends,…

Supporters, Opponents of Measure 3 Gear Up for Election Day

If Measure 3 passes, North Dakota would be the tenth state to legalize recreational marijuana

FARGO, N.D. — When Becky Muhs was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, doctors told her that without radiation she would die in a matter of months. But she decided to go her own way to get healthy. “Many people choose cannabis as their last resort, and have had great results, so why would I not choose something as my first…

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…