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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm North Dakota
Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 4-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Census:643,756 (0.23% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2010 Census:675,905 (0.22% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Bismarck
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of North Dakota
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 2 March 1861. 12 Stat. 239: along with what would become SOUTH DAKOTA, was organized as "Dakota" Territory from what had previously been part of Nebraska Territory
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 2 November 1889 upon Proclamation by President Benjamin Harrison (26 Stat. 1548)
  The 39th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: MIDWEST
 Region: Great Plains
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 22 February 1889 [25 Stat. 676: authorizing formation of a State government and Admission thereafter]
 
1st (1889-) [Adopted: 17 August 1889 Convention convened, 4 July 1889, Ratified: 1 October 1889 ratified by a vote of 27,441 to 8,107; effective upon Admission, 2 November 1889. (A separate vote on Article 20- prohibiting the manufacture, sale and importation of intoxicating beverages- approved this provision by a vote of 18,552 to 17,393)]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected on a ticket with the Governor
  Secretary of State (2006--): 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Secretary of State (2004-2006): 2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2004. In June 2000 the voters approved a new 4 year election cycle. In 2004, the term of office will be 2 years; In 2006 and thereafter, the term of office will be 4 years.
  Secretary of State (--2004): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000
  Attorney General (2006--): 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Attorney General (2004-2006): 2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2004. In June 2000 the voters approved a new 4 year election cycle. In 2004, the term of office will be 2 years; In 2006 and thereafter, the term of office will be 4 years.
  Attorney General (--2004): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Auditor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Commissioner of Agriculture (2006--): 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Commissioner of Agriculture (2004-2006): 2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2004. In June 2000 the voters approved a new 4 year election cycle. In 2004, the term of office will be 2 years; In 2006 and thereafter, the term of office will be 4 years.
  Commissioner of Agriculture (--2004): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000
  Tax Commissioner: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Tax Commissioner (2004-2006): 2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2004. In June 2000 the voters approved a new 4 year election cycle. In 2004, the term of office will be 2 years; In 2006 and thereafter, the term of office will be 4 years.
  Tax Commissioner (--2004): 4 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2000
  Commissioner of Insurance: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Superintendent of Public Instruction: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020
  Public Service Commissioner 1: 6 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2022
  Public Service Commissioner 2: 6 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2018
  Public Service Commissioner 3: 6 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2020

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
 
Upper House
  Senate
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Appeals
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  county [Type: Broad, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   township [Type: Limited, Executive and Legislative: Board of Supervisors]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
   

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  The general election must be held in all the election districts of this state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year. [NDCC 16.1-13-01]
State Primary   All States
  Second Tuesday in June [NDCC 16.1-11-01]
Polling times   All States
  Polling locations cannot open earlier than 7:00 a.m. and must be open by 9:00 a.m. with the exception of those precincts in which fewer than 75 votes were cast in the last General Election. The governing body of the exempt polling locations may direct the polls to open no later than 12:00 noon. All polling locations must remain open until 7:00 p.m. and close no later than 9:00 p.m. NDCC 16.1-01-03. [NDCC 16.1-01-03]


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Election Authority
  North Dakota Secretary of State
  North Dakota Secretary of State - Elections and Voting
Legislature    All States
  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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