BISMARCK – Voter turnout barely cracked 17 percent for Tuesday’s election in North Dakota, the lowest turnout for a June election since at least 1980.
With all 427 precincts reporting, voters cast 93,377 ballots for a turnout rate of 17.13 percent, based on the estimate of 545,020 North Dakotans of voting age used by the secretary of state’s office. North Dakota is the only state with no voter registration.
After Tuesday’s turnout, the next lowest turnout for a June election since 1980 was 19 percent in 2004. June election turnout was 20 percent in both 2008 and 2010.