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Burleigh County won’t change people vote on Election Day

December 19, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s second-most populous county won’t change how people can vote on Election Day.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Burleigh County wanted to eliminate roughly half of its polling sites in favor of 12 universal Election Day vote centers.

But Burleigh County State’s Attorney Conor Kennelly says the city of Bismarck has the jurisdiction to draw the precinct lines within city limits.

He says the city has not given the county authority to change the number of precincts, or the boundaries of the precincts.

The County Commission voted Monday night to drop the universal vote center idea.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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