North Dakota 6/12 Primary: At a Glance


North Dakota has its statewide primary election on Tuesday, June 12. Here you’ll find resources for voters, a quick overview of politics in the state, plus a few key races with the names and websites for Democratic candidates. Use this information to make your own voting plan and/or share with friends in the state!

North Dakota Voter Resources
Confirm your voter registration:
Info for overseas/military voters here
Find your polling place here
Check ID requirements here
Early voting: none
Absentee voting info here

North Dakota Politics: A Snapshot
• 1 Senator is up for re-election in 2018
• 1 House Representative is up for re-election
• Voted +36 for Trump in 2016
• Current partisan breakdown of the state legislature:
>>> Governor (R)
>>> State Senate 38 (R) – 9 (D)
>>> State House 81 (R) – 13 (D)

Key Races

The incumbent, Heidi Heitkamp (D), is seeking re-election. A rare Democrat who can get elected in a very red state, this race is nonetheless considered a Toss-Up.

Heidi Heitkamp – website

The incumbent is not seeking re-election. The Democratic candidate is:

Mac Schneider – website

Justice Lisa Fair McEvers must stand for election to remain on the bench. She is facing a challenger in Robert V. Bolinske Sr.  Supreme Court races are run as nonpartisan races.

24 of the 47 seats in the Senate are up for re-election this year. Democrats need to flip 7 seats to break the veto-proof Republican majority. A list of the districts with re-elections and the candidates running for those seats can be found here.

48 of the 94 seats in the House are up for re-election this year.Democrats need to flip 19 seats to break the veto-proof Republican majority. A list of the candidates running for the House can be found here.

NOTE: If you’re unsure which state district you’re in, type in your address at Open States to get that info.

A Final Note
For a more complete list of state races in the primary, visit Ballotpedia: North Dakota Elections 2018You can enter your address at 411Vote to see a sample ballot. To learn about events featuring candidates running for office, connect with your local chapter of the North Dakota Democrats.

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