Nov 8, 2012 at 7:49 am
North Dakota’s voter turnout rate slipped during Tuesday’s election. A total of 324-thousand-597 ballots were cast – 61-percent of eligible voters. That compares to a turnout of 64-percent four-years ago and 65-percent eight years ago. North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says a closer look at the numbers shows the rate was down but more people voted. Nearly 35-hundred additional votes were cast but the state's population has grown as well. In Grand Forks County 30-thousand-175 ballots were cast. Minnesota's voter turnout rate was 76-percent.