Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Fargo voter turnout better than June city election

FARGO - Turnout for the city's special election totaled 14,543 by the end of Tuesday, more than in June, the last time voters picked a mayor. That number might change a little because there are sometimes glitches that cause the poll book software...

X00050_9.JPG
FILE – Carrie Snyder / The Forum

FARGO - Turnout for the city’s special election totaled 14,543 by the end of Tuesday, more than in June, the last time voters picked a mayor.

That number might change a little because there are sometimes glitches that cause the poll book software to leave people out, said Cass County Election Coordinator DeAnn Buckhouse.
In June, 13,820 voted in the mayoral race, giving Dennis Walaker a third term. Walaker died in December, triggering the special election to pick his successor.
For Buckhouse, this is also the first election in which the new electronic poll books are used.
The county got them because the old poll books had trouble syncing up with the central server and would sometimes lock up, forcing poll workers to reboot.
The new devices also allow Buckhouse and poll workers to find out how many people voted, where they voted, when they voted and their age. That could help the county ensure there are enough poll workers at peak times and locations, and help parties target demographic groups with low turnout, she said.
Turnout on Tuesday was 10,011, she said. There were 3,910 who voted during early voting last week and 622 more who voted by absentee ballot, she said.

See complete election coverage here

What To Read Next
Nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care, also known as charity care; yet eligibility and application requirements vary across hospitals. Could you qualify? We found out.
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack explains the differences between Alzheimer's, dementia and other common forms of dementia.
While the United States government gave help to businesses and people, a lack of assistance has left some Chinese citizens angry and destitute.
Having these procedures available closer to home will make a big difference for many in the region.