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Current Election Cycle Results – 2024

  • General Election - November 5, 2024  |  General Election information will begin posting at 8 p.m. CST – November 5, 2024 
  • Primary Election - June 11, 2024  |  Official Results
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Election Night - Unofficial vs. Official Results

Election Night - Unofficial Results

Unofficial results of votes tallied in the election can be viewed on election night as they are reported. Results remain unofficial until they are verified by:

  • County Canvassing Board – Responsible for certification of the results cast on absentee ballots and those cast by voters in the various polling places in that specific county. 
  • State Canvassing Board – Certifies the results submitted by all 53 County Canvassing Boards. 

Only when the votes reported on the Election Night Page are verified against the votes certified by the Election Boards, County Canvassing Boards, and the State Canvassing Board does that record become an official copy of the election results. 

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Recount Thresholds

Recount Thresholds

A contest that is within recount thresholds will include an indication that states either Automatic Recount or Possible Demand Recount. All contests that may qualify for a recount can be viewed by clicking Possible Recounts under the Election Resources section at the bottom of the webpage or from the options under the Menu.

  • Question, Measure, or Bond Issue - must be recounted if it is decided by a margin of less than 0.25% of the total vote cast for and against the question.
  • Candidate Contests - rules vary slightly between a primary election and a general or special election.

Primary Election (Candidate Contests)

  • Automatic Recount – recount must occur when any individual fails to be nominated by 1% or less of the highest vote cast for a candidate for the office sought.
  • Demand Recount – recount may be requested by any individual who fails to be nominated by more than 1% and less than 2% of the highest vote cast for a candidate for the office sought.

General or Special Election (Candidate Contests)

  • Automatic Recount – recount must occur when and individual fails to be elected by 0.5% or less of the highest vote cast for a candidate for that office.
  • Demand Recount – recount may be requested by any individual who fails to be elected by more than 0.5% and less than 2% of the highest vote cast for a candidate for that office.
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Terminology in Election Results

Terminology in Election Results

The below provides terminology used in our election results reporting.


Voter Turnout - equals the total number of ballots cast (1 ballot per voter). 

Eligible Voters - Census Bureau's annual estimation of the number of North Dakota residents who are 18 years of age or older. 

Voter Turnout Percentage - determined by dividing Voter Turnout by the Eligible Voters

Write-in Votes - counted and included in the results. According to state law, write-in votes for any contest may only be separated by individual write-in candidate names when the number of write-in votes for the contest reaches a certain threshold. Complete guidelines regarding write-in votes are found in North Dakota Century Code Section 16.1-12-02.2.

  • Scattered Write-in Votes - include unreadable, not qualified, or fictitious (e.g., Buzz Lightyear) names. 

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