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Election Day is Today; A Look at the Ballots in North and South Dakota

(Pierre, SD and Bismarck, ND) — It’s Election Day today and voters in both North Dakota and South Dakota will decide on several key issues and races. Stay up to date with the latest election news throughout the day and into tomorrow with the Dakota News Network.

South Dakota:

On the ballot in South Dakota it includes the race for Governor between incumbent Republican Kristi Noem, Democrat Jamie Smith and Independent Tracy Quint.

A U.S. Senate race featuring incumbent Republican John Thune and challengers Democrat Brian Bengs and Libertarian Tamara Lesnar.

Republican Dusty Johnson is up for re-election in the U.S. House against challenger, Libertarian candidate Collin Duprel.

There are numerous other state and local races on the ballot. Voters will also decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana and whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage in the state when voting today.

North Dakota:

Term limits is one issue on the ballot that, if passed, would limit governors and state lawmakers to only be able to hold office for eight years. Voters will also decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana at the polls today.

In the race for U.S. House it’s incumbent Republican Kelly Armstrong against Independent candidate Cara Mund.

In the U.S. Senate, incumbent Republican John Hoeven is facing two challengers in Independent candidate Rick Becker and Democratic-NPL candidate Katrina Christiansen.

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