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Published November 05, 2012, 08:38 AM

Jaeger: North Dakota voting regulations not so different

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's secretary of state says although North Dakota doesn't have voter registration, its voting rules aren't that much different from other states.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's secretary of state says although North Dakota doesn't have voter registration, its voting rules aren't that much different from other states.

To be eligible to vote in North Dakota, someone has to be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old and live in the same voting precinct for a month.

Jaeger says the 30-day residence requirement is the same one many states use as a cutoff point for voter registration. And he says some states allow registration on Election Day.

North Dakota's political parties have been trying to interest people in voting who have moved to the state to work in the oil industry.

Jaeger says that's not much different from efforts to recruit out-of-state college students to vote in North Dakota.

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