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Poll: ND voters still against same-sex marriage

October 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – For same-sex marriage to become legal in North Dakota, it may have to be done in the courts because many voters here have no appetite for it, according to a recent Forum Communications Co. poll.

Fifty percent said they oppose legalizatio…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Shared parenting initiative sponsors submit signatures

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Sponsors of a proposed ballot measure that would create a law providing for equal parenting rights and decision-making responsibility in child custody cases have submitted signatures for review to try to put the measure to voters in Nove…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

MERCER: Why silence isn’t golden in elections

June 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — There is only one thing to be said if you voted in South Dakota’s primary elections: Thank you. There weren’t very many of you.

Republicans had 236,689 people registered for the June 3 elections and 75,497 of them actually voted.

Demo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Watford City voters approve sales tax for hospital, rec center

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Voters in Watford City have overwhelmingly approved a 1.5 percent sales tax to finance a new recreation and events center, a new hospital and other community projects.

In complete but unofficial results, 364 Watford City voters, o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Gant, group reach deal on early voting centers

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant and a group advocating for Native American voting rights have reached an agreement on satellite early voting centers.

Gant and representatives of the nonprofit group Four Directions on W…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Senate panel declines to prohibit private funding for voting places

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — A South Dakota Senate panel sided with the Four Directions organization Wednesday by allowing private funding to continue to be used to pay for election polling places.

The Chamberlain-based group, which receives its money from American…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Voters defeat West Central Area Schools building referendum

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Voters in the West Central Area School District soundly defeated a proposed $12.25 million referendum Tuesday to add on to the secondary school in Barrett.

The project would have added pre-K to 5th grade space, resulting in the closing of elementa…continue reading on echopress.com

Voters defeat West Central Area Schools building referendum

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Voters in the West Central Area School District soundly defeated a proposed $12.25 million referendum Tuesday to add on to the secondary school in Barrett.

The project would have added pre-K to 5th grade space, resulting in the closing of elementa…continue reading on echopress.com

GLAD YOU ASKED: Can Craig Guymon still vote?

October 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Q: Since Craig Guymon was convicted of a felony for voting twice in the June election, can he still vote?

A: No. According to Secretary of State Jason Gant, if a person is convicted of a felony, he or she cannot vote. But that person can become el…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Online voter registration is now available to Minnesotan residents

October 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Minnesotans can now apply online to register to vote or update their existing registration, thanks to an application developed by the office of the Minnesota secretary of state at mnvotes.org.

The online process will deliver convenience to voters,…continue reading on echopress.com