Every election season, you’ll read at least one article in local media or national, that points out that North Dakota is the only state in the union that doesn’t require voter registration. Should we be ashamed of that?
Of course not. North Dakota is a state of pioneers, and I think we take a lot of pride in that spirit. We do things differently here. We do things better.
By Tom Ricker, Englevale, N.D.
, March 29, 2013
As Pakistan looks ahead to a national election later this spring, the biggest wildcard is shaping up to be cricket legend Imran Khan, who rallied at least 150,000 flag-waving supporters in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday.
Italy emerged from elections Tuesday with no clear winner, driving markets around the world markedly lower as investors worried that one of Europe's biggest economies would be unable to build a governing coalition that can stay the course on unpopular austerity measures.
When it comes to handling the hustle and bustle of Election Day, the upper Midwest does it best.
That’s according to a sweeping new study by Pew Charitable Trusts that analyzed how each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia handled the voting process in recent election years.
By Erik Burgess, Forum News Service
, February 06, 2013
The auditor of North Dakota’s most populous county says several bills in the state Legislature would make it harder to vote and administer elections.
Bills introduced by Republican lawmakers would shorten the time for early and absentee voting and more than double the number of days a person must live in a precinct before voting there.
By Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service
, January 31, 2013
Heidi Heitkamp’s stunning win in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race was, among other things, confirmation that the state’s voters are not as deep red as pundits would have it. North Dakotans are ticket-splitters. Tuesday’s result in the Senate race was an example of ticket-splitting that will become a lesson in the state’s political lore.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
, November 08, 2012
The local Republican campaign is trying to fool you into voting for their local District 12 candidates by asking you to “re-elect” them into office. Some slick campaign postcards that may have arrived in your mailbox around Oct. 27 and Oct. 30 state: “Re-elect Satrom, Hall & Looysen.” Trouble of it is, these candidates are not incumbents to be re-elected; they are challengers.
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