Election Results Delayed Due to Number of Contests on Ballot

Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 12:05 PM CDT
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CASS COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Delays in reporting unofficial election results on Tuesday night were due to the large number of contests that were available to vote on in the 2022 Primary Election.

Cass County is required by North Dakota Century Code, statutes 16.1-15-04 and 16.1-15-09, to generate total reports from all machines that were available at voting centers throughout the county. With the large number of contests found on the Primary Election ballot, each report took from 90 to 120 minutes to complete and print. Once completed, these totals were brought to the Cass County Courthouse to be tabulated.

Cass County Election Officials says it will be working to make this process more efficient for the 2022 General Election in November to avoid similar delays on reporting election results. Please contact the Cass County Finance Office at (701) 241-5600 if there are questions on the ballot reporting process for the 2022 Primary Election.

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