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Published October 28, 2010, 10:57 AM

Overseas North Dakota Votes

Secretary of State Al Jaeger says North Dakota will be certifying Nov. 2 election results on the last possible day to accommodate military absentee ballots that were sent out late.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Secretary of State Al Jaeger says North Dakota will be certifying Nov. 2 election results on the last possible day to accommodate military absentee ballots that were sent out late.

South Dakota Secretary of State Chris Nelson says that state sent all of its ballots on time.

Several states and U.S. territories did not get overseas and military ballots sent on time this year, prompting the Justice Department to sue or negotiate out-of-court agreements. North Dakota was one state that reached an agreement.

Jaeger tells The Bismarck Tribune that as long as the 30 affected ballots are postmarked before Nov. 1, they will be counted.

Nelson says South Dakota was one of the first states in the nation to meet the deadline of sending ballots at least 45 days before the election.

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