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More than 83,000 people cast ballots in North Dakota prior to Tuesday's midterm election


BISMARCK, North Dakota — Officials say 83,162 people voted in North Dakota prior to Election Day.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger says a total of 63,702 people voted by mail or turned in absentee ballots, and 19,460 people voted early in North Dakota's most populous counties.

Polls are open Tuesday in most counties from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

Jaeger says 240,876 people voted in the last midterm election, in 2010. The 2012 election drew 325,862 to the polls.

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