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State Facts
Capitol:Bismarck
Nickname:Peace Garden State
Bird:Western Meadowlark
Motto:Liberty And Union, Now And Forever, One And Inseparable
Electoral Votes:3
Democrat Delegates:22
Republican Delegates:26
Secretary of State
Name:Alvin A Jaeger
Address:600 East Boulevard Dept 108, Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Phone:(701) 328-2900
Fax:(701) 328-2992
Email:ajaeger@state.nd.us
Website:http://www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/
Election Vitals
Governor:None
Senator:John Hoeven (R) re-election 2016
Senator:Kent Conrad (D) re-election 2012
Election Schedule
Republican Caucuses:March 06, 2012
Democratic Caucuses:June 05, 2012
State Primary:June 12, 2012
Past Presidential Elections

2008

Barack Obama:44.6%
John McCain:53.3%

2004

John Kerry:35.5%
George Bush:62.9%

2000

Al Gore:33.1%
Ralph Nader:3.3%
Pat Buchanan:2.5%
George Bush:60.7%

1996

Bill Clinton:40.1%
Ross Perot:12.2%
Bob Dole:46.9%

1992

Bill Clinton:32.2%
Ross Perot:23.1%
George Bush:44.2%

1988

Michael Dukakis:43.0%
George Bush:56.0%
Previous Election Results, other races

2012 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Heidi HeitkampDemocratic57,246100.0%

2012 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Ryan TaylorDemocratic52,023100.0%

2012 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Rick BergRepublican67,86066.5%
Duane SandRepublican34,21333.5%

2012 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jack DalrympleRepublican94,866100.0%

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tracy PotterDemocratic26,258100.0%

2010 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tracy PotterDemocratic52,95522.2%
John HoevenRepublican181,68976.2%

2010 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John HoevenRepublican65,075100.0%

2008 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tim MathernDemocratic38,784100.0%

2008 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tim MathernDemocratic74,27923.5%
DuWayne HendricksonIndependent6,4042.0%
John HoevenRepublican235,00974.4%

2008 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John HoevenRepublican50,226100.0%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kent ConradDemocratic58,231100.0%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kent ConradDemocratic150,14668.8%
Dwight GrotbergRepublican64,41729.5%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Dwight GrotbergRepublican40,647100.0%

2004 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Byron DorganDemocratic212,14368.3%
Mike LiffrigRepublican98,55331.7%

2004 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joseph SatromDemocratic84,87727.4%
John HoevenRepublican220,80371.3%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Kent ConradDemocratic176,47061.4%
Duane SandRepublican111,06938.6%

2000 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Heidi HeitkampDemocratic130,14445.0%
John HoevenRepublican159,25555.0%

1998 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Byron DorganDemocratic134,74763.2%
Donna NalewajaRepublican75,01335.2%

1998 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Donna NalewajaRepublican24,66667.1%
Larry SolarRepublican12,10432.9%

1996 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Lee KaldorDemocratic89,34933.8%
Edward SchaferRepublican174,93766.2%
Demographics
Population674,499
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up14.5%

Ethnicity

Percentage White89.8%
Percentage Black1.2%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native6.2%
Percentage Asian1.0%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race1.8%
Percentage Other Race0.5%
Percentage Hispanic2.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic White88.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black1.1%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English5.1%

Income

Median Household Income$48,670
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200913.0%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity37.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas40.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil4.5%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up53.8%
Percentage with a College Degree27.6%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers34.6%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers23.1%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers11.9%

Unemployment

Unemployment figures as of October 2012

Unemployment rate3.1%
Unemployment Monthly Change0.1%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples49.9%
Percentage Married Couples with Children19.0%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work52.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.1%

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Historical Election Results

2012
Nov. 6, 2012Presidental General Election
June 5, 2012Presidental Dem Caucus
March 6, 2012Presidental GOP Caucus
2008
Feb. 5, 2008Presidental Dem Caucus
Feb. 5, 2008Presidental GOP Caucus

Latest Polls View All >

Sunday, July 15
North Dakota
Rasmussen Reports
Dalrymple 61
Taylor 26
Dalrymple + 35
Friday, July 13
North Dakota
Rasmussen Reports
Obama 51
Romney 36
Obama + 15
Thursday, July 12
North Dakota
Rasmussen Reports
Berg 49
Heitkamp 40
Berg + 9
Monday, June 11
North Dakota
Mason-Dixon
Romney 52
Obama 39
Romney + 13
Friday, June 08
North Dakota
Mason-Dixon
Heitkamp 47
Berg 46
Heitkamp + 1

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