Roughly 93 percent of all absentee and mail-in ballots requested by North Dakotans were filled out and sent in for today’s election.
That’s 96,000 ballots out of more than 102,000 that were requested, according to the Secretary of State’s real-time early voting web page.
That number doesn’t include Cass County and Stark County data, or numbers from walk-in early precinct voting.
When everything is counted, more than 150,000 early votes total have been cast prior to today’s election, setting a record for the most early voting ballots cast in any election held in North Dakota.
The old record of just under 137,000 ballots was set during the 2012 presidential election.
In the 2016 election, 134,000 early ballots were cast.
The official early voting numbers won’t be known for a few days.