2022 North Dakota elections

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North Dakota held two statewide elections in 2022: a primary election on Tuesday, June 14, and a general election on Tuesday, November 8. In addition, each township elected officers on Tuesday, March 15, and each school district will hold their elections on a date of their choosing between April 1 and June 30.[1]

Primary election

On Tuesday, June 14, North Dakota voters selected which candidates for statewide and legislative office would appear on the November ballot. Because North Dakota does not have party registration, any eligible voter could vote in any one party's primary election. In addition, any number of constitutional amendments, initiated measures, or referred measures were placed on the ballot by petition or legislative action.[2]

General election

On Tuesday, November 8, concurrent with other statewide elections across the United States, North Dakota voters selected one United States Senator, one United States Representative, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and several other statewide executive and judicial branch offices. Voters in odd-numbered legislative districts also selected their representatives to the North Dakota House of Representatives and North Dakota Senate.

Federal offices

United States Senator

Main article: 2022 United States Senate election in North Dakota

Incumbent Republican senator John Hoeven won re-election to a third term. He was re-elected in 2016 with 78.5% of the vote.

United States Representative

Main article: 2022 United States House of Representatives election in North Dakota

Incumbent Republican representative Kelly Armstrong was re-elected in 2020 with 69.0% of the vote. Armstrong won re-election.

State offices

Secretary of State

Main article: 2022 North Dakota Secretary of State election

Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Alvin Jaeger was re-elected as an independent in 2018 with 47.3% of the vote.

Attorney General

Main article: 2022 North Dakota Attorney General election

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, first elected 2000, was re-elected in 2018 with 67.6% of the vote. Stenehjem had previously said he was not going to run for a seventh term,[3] but died on January 28 prior to the end of his term.[4]

Agriculture Commissioner

Incumbent Republican Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring was re-elected in 2018 with 67.8% of the vote.

Tax Commissioner

Incumbent Republican Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger was re-elected in 2018 with 58.6% of the vote.

Public Service Commissioner

One of three seats in the state Public Service Commission are up for election. Incumbent Republican Julie Fedorchak was re-elected in 2016 with 68.8% of the vote.

State Legislature

Main articles: 2022 North Dakota Senate election and 2022 North Dakota House of Representatives election

24 seats in the North Dakota Senate and 47 seats in the North Dakota House of Representatives were up for election. Voters in all odd-numbered districts saw those races on their ballots. This was the first election affected by the 2020 redistricting cycle.

References

  1. ^ Alvin A Jaeger (June 2021). "NORTH DAKOTA ELECTION CALENDAR" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "North Dakota Election Laws" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "North Dakota AG Stenehjem won't seek reelection in 2022". www.ctinsider.com. December 17, 2021. Archived from the original on December 18, 2021. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  4. ^ Crane, Joel (January 28, 2022). "ND Attorney General Stenehjem passes away". KFYR-TV. Retrieved January 29, 2022.