Published November 26, 2021

How to Vote in Upcoming Minot Public Schools Bond Election

Written by
Greg Demme
| The Dakotan
Magic City Campus, Minot [Photo: Greg Demme/The Dakotan]
Magic City Campus, Minot [Photo: Greg Demme/The Dakotan]

**UPDATE: This article has been corrected to show that early voting will take place every day from Monday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 3, as well as Monday, Dec. 6. The information regarding election day, Tuesday, Dec. 7, has not changed.

MINOT — Residents of the Minot Public School District have the opportunity to vote on a proposed renovation and realignment of the district’s high school buildings. There are several options for voters to cast their ballots in this election. 

According to the Minot Public Schools website and the Ward County website, absentee ballots are already available in the Ward County Auditor/Treasurer’s office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, please note the Auditor/Treasurer’s office is closed Friday, Nov. 26, for the holiday.  

Applications for absentee ballots can also be found on the county’s elections page. Applications are accepted in person or via mail, email, or fax. With the actual election day of Tuesday, Dec. 7, voters who wish to vote absentee may find the email, fax, or in-person application options to be the most timely at this point.  

In-person voting options include early voting and election day itself. Early voting will be held from Monday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 3, and Mon. Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Ward County Administration building.  

Election day voting, Tuesday, Dec. 7, will be held at the Minot Municipal Auditorium from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

Voters will be deciding on three separate issues. The first ballot question involves $84.4 million for repurposing the Cognizant Building, construction and remodeling of Magic City Campus, and changes to Central Campus.

The second ballot question involves an additional $24.2 million for a pool and athletic complex at the proposed Cognizant Building high school.

Finally, the third question involves whether or not to increase the debt limit for the school district from 5% of the assessed value of taxable property to 10%.

A full sample ballot can be viewed on the Minot Public Schools school bond site.

The Ward County Auditor/Treasurer’s office can be reached for questions by calling 701-857-6420.  

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