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Independent voters hit six figures in SD

October 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — South Dakota passed an electoral milestone this month, as independents topped 100,000 for the first time.

The statewide monthly totals on Oct. 1 were 100,670 independents; 244,793 Republicans; 1…continue reading on

Voters have their say: Spirit Lake council changes

May 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FORT TOTTEN Two incumbent members of the Spirit Lake Tribal Council lost their seats in Tuesday’s general election. Continue Reading

Higher ed board future up to voters

April 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Voters will decide in 2014 whether a three-member, full-time commission should replace the current eight-member, part-time State Board of Higher Education. Continue Reading

Minnesota vote up, but more voters possible

November 27, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL More than 76 percent of Minnesota’s eligible voters cast ballots Nov. 6, best in the country, but the state’s top election official says even more would participate if they could vote early. Continue Reading

Problems minimal across west central Minnesota as 21,547 cast votes

November 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR There was strong voter turnout and few Election Day problems reported in many west central Minnesota counties Tuesday.
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Voters decide against voter ID

November 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL — Minnesota voters do not want to prove who they are.
Forty-six percent of voters Tuesday wanted to amend the state Constitution to require a photo ID before voting, but 50 percent was needed. Continue Reading

Voters do their part

November 6, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

After months of campaigning and cajoling, candidates running for political office could only wait for the results to come in Tuesday.
Polls were still open when this issue of the Echo Press went to press Tuesday morning. Complete election results will be printed in Friday’s newspaper. Continue Reading

Minn. voters decide if they should show IDs in next election

November 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Voters decided Tuesday if they would be required to prove who they are in elections beginning next year. Continue Reading

New voters looking forward to casting their first ballots

November 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Presidential debates mean more now, and they’re talking about politics with their parents and their friends.
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Voter registration up from last month

October 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE All political parties in South Dakota saw an increase in their number of registered members in the past month, according to South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant, and the number of independent voters also went up.
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