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.

Sample Ballot


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

Ward Map (PDF)

Ward Map

Special Bus Service On Election Day:

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.





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