Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced a statewide advertising campaign Monday that will use federal money to educate people on voter identification requirements for this year’s primary and general elections. “We want to make sure every qualified voter is made aware,” Jaeger said. The state of North Dakota has “an excellent history of elections” and the educational effort is meant to improve on that history, he said. The campaign, outlined by Jaeger at the state Capitol, consists of television, newspaper and radio advertisements that will be run weekly prior to the June 10 primary election and the Nov. 4 general election. Magazine ads and posters also are planned.
The federal funding for the campaign totals approximately $700,000 through the Help America Vote Act passed in 2002. The legislation was intended to upgrade voting standards in areas such as voter ID, voting systems and provisional ballots.
Jaeger said the ad campaign was planned in conjunction with the North Dakota Association of Counties.
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