BISMARCK, N.D. - More than 144,00 North Dakotans have already cast a ballot and that number is sure to keep rising. On the last day of early voting, lines wrapped throughout the City County building in Bismarck.
One of those people waiting was Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. He says he planned on voting Tuesday, but his schedule got packed and decided to vote early.
Cramer says internal polling shows he's going to win, but he adds the race will be closer than polls say.
"Polling is particularly difficult in non-presidential years. It's harder to identify those people, even if they say they're likely to vote, I think it's harder to identify those likely voters in a non presidential year," said Cramer
Cramer also revealed how he voted on the statewide measures. He voted 'yes' on Measure 2, the qualified elector constitutional amendment
He voted 'no' for Measure 1, to create a statewide ethics committee; Measure 3, to legalize recreational marijuana; and Measure 4, to provide free license plates vehicle registration for volunteer emergency responders.
According to Sec. of State Al Jaeger, as of 3:16 p.m. CT, the total number of early votes cast is 144,774. Jaeger says in 2016 the number was 134,805, and in 2012 the number was 136,685.
You can monitor these number on the Secretary of State's website: https://vip.sos.nd.gov/abev.aspx?eid=303
However, the SOS website does not include the number of ballots cast in Stark or Cass County.