North Dakota state executive official elections, 2014
State Executive Official Elections
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North Dakota is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. There were no contested primaries for statewide executive offices in the North Dakota primaries on June 10.
The following offices will be elected in 2014 in North Dakota:
- North Dakota Attorney General
- North Dakota Secretary of State
- Agriculture Commissioner
- Tax Commissioner
- Public Services Commissioner
Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds six of the six state executive seats in North Dakota.
|North Dakota State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown|
|Party||As of August 2014||After the 2014 Election|
|Office||Incumbent||Assumed Office||Incumbent running?||General Election Candidates||2014 Winner||Partisan Switch?|
|Secretary of State||Al Jaeger
||1993||Running|| Al Jaeger
|Attorney General||Wayne Stenehjem
||2001||Running|| Wayne Stenehjem
|Commissioner of Agriculture||Doug Goehring
||2009||Running|| Doug Goehring
|Tax Commissioner||Ryan Rauschenberger
||2014||Running|| Ryan Rauschenberger
|Public Services Commissioner||Brian Kalk
||2009||Running|| Brian Kalk
|Public Services Commissioner||Julie Fedorchak
||2013||Running|| Julie Fedorchak
|April 7||Primary filing deadline|
|June 10||Primary election|
|September 2||General election filing deadline for independent candidates|
|November 4||General election|
State executive organization
Executive officials in North Dakota are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of North Dakota's state government:
To learn more about developments in these races, check out the following news articles from Ballotpedia:
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- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "North Dakota Election Calendar," January 2, 2014