The Green Papers: North Dakota 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:675,905 (0.22% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Voter Registration:North Dakota has no voter registration.
Capital:Bismarck
 

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North Dakota State and Local Government


The primary is for the Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties.


NOTE: Although we at The Green Papers keep to the statutory latest poll closing times of 9 PM local time [0300 GMT re: the Central Time Zone/0400 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone], please know the North Dakota State Election Code (in its Section 16.1-01-03) allows for what has to fairly be described as the most extreme Local Option as regards poll opening/closing anywhere in America: not only may individual Counties and Municipalities in North Dakota set an earlier poll closing time than 9 PM local time (so long as it is not earlier than 7 PM local time) but these can even set differing poll closing times for individual precincts within each such jurisdiction (County or Municipality)! As a practical matter, however, it appears that polls in most of the State have tended to be closed by no later than 8 PM Central Time/7 PM Mountain Time (0200 GMT)-- please check locally!

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Heidi Heitkamp
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League     Senator  Heidi Heitkamp
FEC S2ND00099; 30 Jun 17; Tot $3,050,396; Dsb $650,048
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League     Dustin David Peyer
FEC S8ND00096
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Tom Campbell
FEC S8ND00104

Class 3 Republican Senator  John Hoeven
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Doug Burgum
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Brent Sanford
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large Republican Congressman  Kevin Cramer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Ben Hanson
FEC H8ND01029; 30 Sep 17; Tot $36,167; Dsb $10,059
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kevin Cramer
FEC H0ND01026; 30 Sep 17; Tot $652,486; Dsb $223,886

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996; 2000, 2004 (to a 2 year term), 2006 (to a 4 year term), 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General  Wayne Stenehjem
First elected: 2000, re-elected: 2004 (to a 2 year term), 2006 (to a 4 year term), 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
circa 19 October 2015: Formed a campaign committee to run for Governor in 2016.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Treasurer Kelly L. Schmidt
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Auditor Josh Gallion
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Doug Goehring
Appointed: 6 April 2009 by Governor John Hoeven upon the resignation of Roger Johnson; first elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Tax Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Tax Commissioner  Ryan Rauschenberger
Appointed 8 November 2013 to fill the unexpired term of Cory Fong [who had been first elected: 2006]; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Insurance Commissioner  Jon Godfread
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Nonpartisan; (Republican) Public Instruction Superintendent  Kirsten Baesler
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Public Service Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2022

  Republican Public Service Commissioner  Julie Fedorchak
Appointed December 2012 by Governor Jack Dalrymple (Republican) to fill the un-expired term of Kevin Cramer (Republican) until a November 2014 special election. First elected in a special election: 4 November 2014; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Public Service Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2018

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Public Service Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2020

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Brian P. Kalk
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League (affiliate of Democratic): 2 candidates
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 2 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
Independents
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  North Dakota Secretary of State
  North Dakota Secretary of State - Elections and Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  North Dakota Legislative Branch
Democratic
  North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party
Republican
  North Dakota Republican Party
Third Party
  Libertarian Party of North Dakota
  North Dakota Libertarian Party
  North Dakota Right to Life
Media & others
  Bismarck Tribune
  Devils Lake Journal
  Grand Forks Herald
  In-Forum - Fargo - Grand Forks
  KFYR TV - NBC - Bismarck
  KXMA TV - CBS - Dickinson
  KXMC TV - CBS - Minot
  NorthDecoder - political blog
  Politics1.com - North Dakota
  Praire Public Television - North Dakota Public Radio
  The Minot Daily News
  The Williston Daily Herald
  Wahpeton Daily News
  WDAY TV - Fargo
  WDAZ TV - ABC - Grand Forks

 


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