A case now before the US Supreme Court could make a difference in some of North Dakota’s election laws.

The case is from Minnesota. A voter was not allowed to cast a ballot in a polling place because he wore a political button saying, “Please ID Me” – and a Tea Party T-shirt. The Minnesota law does not allow political symbols in polling places.

North Dakota’s law is similar to Minnesota’s.

NPR's Live Election Night Blog

Nov 8, 2016

Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.


Burleigh auditor frustrated voters were turned away

Nov 7, 2014

The Burleigh County Auditor says there is an "inherent problem" with voter requirements in North Dakota.

Jaeger: Add 30 days to filing time for initiatives

Apr 2, 2013

Secretary of State Al Jaeger says adding another 30 days to the time when initiative petitions need to be filed with his office will make sure there’s enough time to review the signatures, as well as give the sponsoring committee time to file any legal challenges – and for the state Supreme Court to rule on any of those challenges.

Superintendent of Public Instruction debate

Oct 23, 2012

The two candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction -- Kirsten Baesler and Tracy Potter -- discuss the issues in a "Face to Face" radio debate, moderated by Prairie Public's Dave Thompson.

North Dakota Group Pushes for Medical Marijuana

Aug 6, 2012

A group hopes to let North Dakotans be able to use marijuana for medical purposes.

North Dakotans for Compassionate Care has 20,000 signatures which allows its measure to be on the November ballot. Dave Schwartz is the campaign director for the organization.