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North Dakota Election Officials, County Auditors and Secretary of State


Official Results General Election - November 8, 2016

Last Updated: 11/18/2016 10:32:46 AM
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Precincts Reporting
432
100.00%
432
Ballots Cast Eligible Voters
349,945
61.29%
570,955
Election Terminology (FAQ)
  • Statewide Turnout
    • Eligible Voters
      The Census Bureau’s annual estimation of the number of North Dakota residents who are 18 years of age or older.
    • Voter Turnout
      The number of cast ballots (1 ballot per voter) subtracted from the estimated number of eligible voters.
    • Voter Turnout Percentage
      The number of ballots cast divided by the estimated number of eligible voters.
  • Follow This Contest/My Tracked Contests
    Follow the results for certain contests by checking the box next to the words “Follow this Contest.” Click “My Tracked Contests” to view selected contests.

  • Unofficial Results
    Election results are made official after the meetings for the County Canvassing boards (six days after the election) and the State Canvassing Board (not more than 17 days after the election).

  • “Early & Absentee Votes May Not Be Included” message
    Early and absentee votes are tabulated by a separate election board in some counties. The results from early and absentee voters are then uploaded after the results are uploaded from Election Day voters. When all results from a county are uploaded, this message changes to “Election Day results complete.”

  • "Search Results By:" Tips
    Type the name of a candidate or contest and click enter or go. For legislative districts 1-9, add a leading zero (e.g., 01, 02, 03).

  • Political Party Name Abbreviations

    1. REP – Republican
    2. DEM – Democratic–NPL
    3. LIB – Libertarian
    4. CON – Constitution
    5. GRN – Green
    6. ADP – American Delta
    7. IND – independent nomination
    8. NON – Nonpartisan
  • Scattered (nonqualified) Write-In Votes
    Unreadable or fictitious names entered by a voter on the ballot (e.g., Daffy Duck).

  • Counting write-in votes
    According to North Dakota Century Code Section 16.1-12-02.2, certain vote thresholds must be met before the write-in votes cast for a contest on the ballot are reported by the individual write-in candidate names.

  • Possible Recounts
    Tracking of all contests within the state that may qualify for a recount.

    1. 1.    In a Primary Election
      1. a.    An automatic recount will occur when any individual fails to be nominated by 1% or less of the highest vote cast for a candidate for the office sought.

      2. b.    A demand recount can occur when any individual fails to be nominated by more than 1% and less than 2% of the highest vote cast for a candidate for the office sought.

    2. 2.    In a General Election
      1. a.    An automatic recount will occur when any individual who failed to be elected receives .5% or less of the highest vote cast for a candidate for that office. An automatic recount occurs for ballot questions when they are decided by a margin of .25% or less.

      2. b.    A demand recount can occur when any individual who failed to be elected receives more than .5% but less than 2% of the highest vote cast for a candidate for that office.

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