Williston, ND (KEYZ) Fresh figures from the Williams County Auditor’s department reveal this will be the most well turned out mid term election in recent memory, with County Auditor Beth Innis telling News Radio, she’s received almost four times the number of absentee ballot applications this time around than in the spring primary. “So far we’ve got 4208 applications for absentee ballots, and we’ve got 2567 back and this was higher than the primary election, last Spring. This would rank up there, pretty close to the Presidential election,” says Innis
Innis goes on to explain, it is no secret what’s drawing out all of the response. The hotly contested race for US Senate. “That’s the number one reason people are coming out, the contest between Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer. The other reason people are coming out so strong this time is Measure 3, the recreational marijuana issue,” says Innis.
“Normally, on mid term elections we don’t get so many people out to vote. In the June primary we only had 1335 absentee ballot applications,” she says putting it into perspective. Innis is shown above in her new County Administration Building offices with election machines and staff poised for a busy mid term election day.
Innis says absentee ballots are due post marked by Monday the 5th and polls next Tuesday morning the 6th of November at 8 am and close atl 7 pm, and if you don’t have a North Dakota ID, don’t bother. No ID no vote.
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