voting

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…

White House releases report on Native American voting rights

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Local, state and federal officials must do more to ensure Native Americans facing persistent, longstanding and deep-rooted barriers to voting have equal access to ballots, a White House report released Thursday said. Native Americans and Alaska Natives vote at lower rates than the national average but have been a key constituency in tight races and states with…

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Native American leaders to discuss voting rights

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Native American leaders from several states are meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris to shed light on voting rights and the challenges Native Americans face at the polls. The meeting focused on the Native American Voting Rights Act and the Biden Administration’s push to expand ballot access. Prairie Rose Seminole representing North Dakota says early access…

North Dakota lawmakers introduce bills impacting voting rights

BISMARCK, N.D. — Multiple bills introduced in the North Dakota legislature would place more restrictions on how and when people can vote. As the 67th Legislative Assembly nears the end of its first month in session, the focus of Republican lawmakers is clear. “There are probably two dozen bills or more having to do with voting, elections, campaign finance, certain…

MN Secretary of State says Election Day ran smoothly

Simon says the state adapted and adjusted by emphasizing voting in the spring and summer.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says even in the middle of a pandemic, the state was able to pull off a textbook election. Simon says the state adapted and adjusted by emphasizing voting in the spring and summer. He adds on Election Day there was really good traffic management, sufficient quality and quantity of personal protective equipment…

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. –┬áMinnesota’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…

Naturalized citizens share their experience voting for the first time

Lydia voted on Friday and Kawar voted on Wednesday.

FARGO, N.D.- Naturalized citizens cast their ballots for the first time and say there has never been a more important time in history to do so. Side by side, it’s easy to think Lydia Zondo and Kawar Farok have nothing in common. They come from two different countries. “I’m from Liberia,” says first time voter Lydia Zondo. “I came from…

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…

Gov. Burgum issues executive order ensuring election integrity, timely results

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signs an executive order allowing county auditors to begin processing absentee ballots this coming Thursday. The order is to ensure election workers have time to verify voter information and ensure election integrity and timely results on Election Day. The North Dakota Secretary of State says more than 205,000 absentee and mail ballots…