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What is the main reason North Dakota doesn't have voter registration?

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May 16, 2012 4:38AM

When the law requiring voter registration for general and municipal elections was changed in 1951, the main reason was that North Dakota was a one party Republican state and most major contests were being decided in the primary elections. The commission which had been tasked with studying voter registration felt that there was so little merit to continuing registration that they did little to consider including the primary elections in voter registration.