North Dakota elections, 2012

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Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of North Dakota held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (1 seats) Approveda
State Executives (6 positions) Approveda Preview Article
State Senate (25 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (50 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (

9 measures)

Approveda Preview Article

2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

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See also: United States Senate elections in North Dakota, 2012
U.S. Senate, North Dakota General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHeidi Heitkamp 50.5% 161,337
     Republican Rick Berg 49.5% 158,401
Total Votes 319,738
Source: North Dakota Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in North Dakota, 2012
Members of the U.S. House from North Dakota -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
At-large Democratic Party Pam Gulleson
Republican Party Kevin Cramer
Libertarian Party Eric Olson
Rick Berg Republican Party Kevin Cramer No

See also: North Dakota state executive official elections, 2012

There were six state executive positions up for election.

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley Incumbent 63.1% 200,525
     Democratic Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee 34.3% 109,048
     independent Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman 1.7% 5,356
     independent Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns 0.8% 2,618
Total Votes 317,547
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
Governor/Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley Incumbent 63.1% 200,525
     Democratic Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee 34.3% 109,048
     independent Paul Sorum & Michael Coachman 1.7% 5,356
     independent Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns 0.8% 2,618
Total Votes 317,547
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Peterson Incumbent 62.6% 188,859
     Democratic Scot Kelsh 37.4% 112,803
Total Votes 301,662
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Schmidt Incumbent 65.9% 197,041
     Democratic Ross Mushik 34.1% 101,795
Total Votes 298,836
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Hamm Incumbent 63.3% 192,031
     Democratic Tom Potter 36.7% 111,099
Total Votes 303,130
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.
North Dakota Public Service Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Christmann 54.6% 164,591
     Democratic Brad Crabtree 41.1% 123,978
     Libertarian Joshua Voytek 4.3% 13,098
Total Votes 301,667
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

North Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 12 13
     Republican Party 35 33
     Vacancy 1
Total 47 47


See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.

North Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 25 23
     Republican Party 69 71
Total 94 94

See also: North Dakota 2012 ballot measures

June 12:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of gov't Allows legislators to be appointed to full-time appointive state office Approveda
CICA Measure 2 Taxes Eliminates property taxes as a source of state revenue Defeatedd
CICA Measure 3 Religion Prohibits gov't from burdening person or organization from religious liberty Defeatedd
VR Measure 4 Motto and symbols Repeals the North Dakota Legislature's decision to allow UND to drop the Fighting Sioux nickname. Approveda

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Measure 1 Admin of gov't Revokes the authority for the poll tax and remove the offensive language Approveda
LRCA Measure 2 Admin of gov't Requires the governor and other executive officials to take an oath of office Approveda
CICA Measure 3 Animal rights Blocks any law which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers. Approveda
CISS Measure 4 Smoking bans Bana smoking in all indoor workplaces. Approveda
CISS Measure 5 Treatment of animals Makes it a felony to maliciously harm a cat, dog, or horse, with exemptions for people with occupations involving animals. Defeatedd

Eligibility to Vote

North Dakota

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

North Dakota is one of 19 states to use an open primary system. North Dakota has no voter registration -- in order to vote, voters must simply prove that they have resided in the state for 30 days.[1]

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

North Dakota has no voter registration -- in order to vote, voters must simply prove that they have resided in the state for 30 days.[2]

Voting absentee

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See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in North Dakota. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]

Deadlines

There is no specific deadline for applying for an absentee ballot. The voted ballot must be postmarked at least one day before the election.[4]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

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.[5] 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.

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