Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald --- So the question came up: When you go to the polls on June 12 to vote in the North Dakota primary election, does it matter what you wear?Here is an interesting exchange between North Dakota House Majority leader Al Carlson and John Strand who is a Fighting Sioux nickname opponent. [click to view]
More specifically, can you wear your favorite UND Fighting Sioux hockey jersey or sweatshirt when you go to vote on Measure 4, the Fighting Sioux nickname question?
The answer is a slightly qualified yes, at least in Grand Forks County.
Debbie Nelson, the county auditor, said that she heard people wondering whether such attire could lead to their being turned away from the polls, so she checked with Grand Forks County State’s Attorney Peter Welte.
“He said it’s OK,” Nelson said. “It’s not going to be an issue.”