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Polls closed in Grand Forks

The polls are now closed in North Dakota. Poll inspector at City Hall, Jake Bourboun, said the day ran smoothly, with the exception of having to turn away people using Minnesota driver's licenses. North Dakota recently changed its voter ID laws, ...

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Election worker Diane Fossum assists voters in line at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks Tuesday. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

The polls are now closed in North Dakota.

Poll inspector at City Hall, Jake Bourboun, said the day ran smoothly, with the exception of having to turn away people using Minnesota driver's licenses. North Dakota recently changed its voter ID laws, so many Minnesotans living in North Dakota had issues voting because they did not have IDs showing a local address.

At City Hall, almost 1,500 people cast a ballot.

"As the day went on, I started to think that Measure 3 is probably going to pass," Bourboun said. "I think it brought a lot of young people out to vote."

At 7:01 p.m. a woman ran into the polls, but was turned away because it was too late.

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"If you're in line by 7:00 sharp, you can still vote," Bourboun said. "Any later than that and we're going to have to turn you away."

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