North Dakota elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in North Dakota
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in North Dakota
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



North Dakota

The state of North Dakota held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in North Dakota
Signature filing deadline for party candidates April 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election No registration required
Deadline to file certificate of write-in candidacy to run as a write-in candidate in state primary June 6, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date June 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measure election June 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (2) June 10, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures August 6, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for independent candidates for general election September 2, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for general election October 31, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election No registration required
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in North Dakota in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (9 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in North Dakota

North Dakota State Legislature


See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014 and North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in North Dakota
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in North Dakota

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in North Dakota, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in North Dakota took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 7, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: North Dakota is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: The state of North Dakota does not have voter registration requirements. To prove eligibility, voters only have to prove they have lived in the state for at least 30 days before the election.[4]

See also: North Dakota elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election was Kevin Cramer (R), who was first elected in 2012.

North Dakota has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the one congressional seat from North Dakota.

Members of the U.S. House from North Dakota -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1

List of candidates by district


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was April 7, 2014.

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

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State executive official elections in North Dakota

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See also: North Dakota state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in North Dakota
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Attorney General
2.2 Secretary of State
2.3 Down ballot offices

Five state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of North Dakota.

The following offices were elected in 2014 in North Dakota:

List of candidates by office

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Attorney General


Republican Party Wayne Stenehjem - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kiara Kraus-Parr - Attorney[7]

Secretary of State


Republican Party Al Jaeger - IncumbentGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party April Fairfield - Non-profit director[8]
Libertarian Party Roland Riemers[9]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Commissioner of Agriculture Doug Goehring
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2009 Running Republican Party Doug Goehring
Democratic Party Ryan Taylor
Republican Party Doug Goehring No
Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger
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2014 Running Republican Party Ryan Rauschenberger
Democratic Party Jason Astrup
Libertarian Party Anthony Mangnall
Republican Party Ryan Rauschenberger No
Public Services Commissioner Brian Kalk
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2009 Running Republican Party Brian Kalk
Democratic Party Todd Reisenauer
Republican Party Brian Kalk No
Public Services Commissioner Julie Fedorchak
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2013 Running Republican Party Julie Fedorchak
Democratic Party Tyler Axness
Republican Party Julie Fedorchak No


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State Senate election in North Dakota

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See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the North Dakota State Senate:

North Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 14 16
     Republican Party 33 31
Total 47 47

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was April 7, 2014.

District 1District 3District 5District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 17District 19District 21District 23District 25District 27District 29District 31District 33District 35District 37District 39District 41District 43District 45District 47

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State House elections in North Dakota

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See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the North Dakota House of Representatives:

North Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 23 23
     Republican Party 70 71
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 94 94

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was April 7, 2014.

District 1District 3District 5District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 17District 19District 21District 23District 25District 27District 29District 31District 33District 35District 37District 39District 41District 43District 45District 47

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Statewide ballot measure elections in North Dakota

See also: North Dakota 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Nine ballot measures were certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of North Dakota.

On the ballot


June 10:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Direct Democracy Moves the filing deadline up for initiated petitions from 90 to 120 days before a statewide election Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Abortion Declares in the state constitution that life begins at conception Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 2 Taxes Prevents the state from imposing mortgage, sales or transfer taxes on the mortgage or transfer of real property Approveda
LRCA Measure 3 Education Abolishes elected State Board of Higher Education and replaces it with appointed Commission of Higher Education Defeatedd
LRCA Measure 4 Direct Democracy Requires measures that have significant fiscal impacts on the state to be voted on at a general election Defeatedd
CICA Measure 5 Taxes Redirects some of the state's oil tax revenues to conservation efforts Defeatedd
CISS Measure 6 Divorce & Custody Creates a legal presumption that each parent is a fit parent and entitled to be awarded equal parental rights by a court Defeatedd
CISS Measure 7 Business Removes requirement that majority ownership in a pharmacy be held by a registered pharmacist Defeatedd
CISS Measure 8 Education Mandates that school classes begin after Labor Day Defeatedd

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School board elections in North Dakota

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and North Dakota school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections


A total of two North Dakota school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for eight seats. Both districts held their elections on June 10, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about North Dakota's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Bismarck Public Schools with 11,017 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Fargo Public Schools with 10,609 K-12 students.
  • Fargo Public Schools had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with five seats up for election.
  • Bismarck Public Schools had the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with three seats up for election.

The districts listed below served 21,626 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[10] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 North Dakota School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Bismarck Public Schools 6/10/2014 3 5 11,017
Fargo Public Schools 6/10/2014 5 9 10,609



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Voting in North Dakota

See also: Voting in North Dakota

Important voting information

  • North Dakota is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]
  • North Dakota is the only state without voter registration. It was abolished in 1951. Click here to learn more about the voting system in North Dakota.[11]

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in North Dakota, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

North Dakota is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 15 days before an election and ends on the day prior to election day.[12] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

North Dakota ranked first out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. North Dakota received an overall score of 82 percent.[13]

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