On November 7, 2017, the City of Grand Forks will have a special election on a proposed sales tax increase. The proposed sales tax increase is 1/2% over 20 years. The proceeds from the proposed sales tax increase would go to streets and water infrastructure.
How to vote:
City of Grand Forks residents can vote by absentee ballot anytime after September 28th or by voting on election day (Nov. 7, 2017) at the Alerus Center, 1200 S. 42nd St. Polling hours on election day are 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
How to get an absentee ballot:
A voter can fill out an application for an absentee ballot and send it to the GF County Auditor's Office.
Absentee Ballot Application (PDF)
PO Box 5726
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5726
A voter can also go into the County Auditor's Office (151 S. 4th St., Grand Forks, ND) and vote on site.
All absentee ballots have to be delivered in person to the GF County Auditor or postmarked Nov 6 or earlier.
(If a Grand Forks voter requested an absentee ballot for the special election in June 2017, an absentee ballot will automatically be sent to them for the November 2017 election)
How to vote on election day:
On Nov. 7, 2017, voters can vote at the Alerus Center, 1200 S. 42nd St. The polls will be open on election day from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
To help people get to the Alerus Center, the polling location on election day, rides on Cities Area Transit (CAT) fixed route service will be free. Dial-A-Ride and Senior Rider trips to the Alerus Center, are also free on Election Day.
CAT will run an additional express route between the Metro Transit Center and the Alerus Center. For help planning your trip to vote, contact CAT at 701-746-2600.
What will the ballot look like for this special election?
How does absentee balloting work?
A voter can go into the county office and vote on site or request a ballot through the mail. You can also ask someone to be an “agent” and pickup and deliver a ballot for you. You can only be an agent for 4 or fewer people.
Step 1: Fill out an application for an absentee ballot and return it to the County.
Step 2: The County will send the ballot to the voter.
Step 3: Voter completes the absentee ballot and returns it to the County.
If returning by mail, the ballot must be postmarked the day before the election or earlier.
If returning your own ballot in person, the ballot must be brought to the County Auditor by the day before the election.
When can I get an absentee ballot for this special election?
All other voters can obtain a ballot starting September 28.
Overseas and Military voters can obtain a ballot starting September 22.
How do I get and absentee ballot?
The County Auditor’s Office is handling absentee balloting for the election.
County phone number: 780-8200
County Address: 151 S 4th Street, First Floor
Where do I vote on election day for the special election on the proposed sales tax?
All Wards and Precincts will vote at the Alerus Center, 1200 S. 42nd St.
Polls will be open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
When is the special election on the proposed sales tax?
The special election on the proposed sales tax in Grand Forks is Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
Polls will be open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
All Wards and Precincts will vote at the Alerus Center.