State Senate Turns Down Bill To Require Physical Election Polling Sites

(Bismarck, ND) -- The North Dakota Senate has narrowly defeated a bill that would have required physical election polling locations.  Opponents of the bill said it went too far in restricting the governor's ability to react in election emergencies, such as last year's pandemic that forced the June election to use all-mail ballots.  Supporters said local control must be maintained in administering elections, and that voting in person is a sacred tradition.