Voting brisk in North Dakota oil boom townBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The auditor of a northwest North Dakota oil boom town says a steady stream of voters is flocking to the polls.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The auditor of a northwest North Dakota oil boom town says a steady stream of voters is flocking to the polls.
Ray Auditor Kim Steffan says dozens of people made it to the polls within an hour after they opened Tuesday.
Steffan says the town's population has jumped from 500 to more than 1,200 in the past four years because of the oil boom in the region. She says more longtime locals came to the polls Tuesday morning but she expects many of the new oil workers in town to vote after they get off work.
Thousands of people have moved to North Dakota to work in the state's booming oil patch. And both Democrats and Republicans have attempted to attract their votes.