Election presser in Minot

Secretary of State Democratic candidate Corey Mock and Sen. John Warner, D-Ryder, are having a news conference in Minot tomorrow.

They will discuss a request by Warner for an attorney general’s opinion regarding a recent decision by Secretary of State Al Jaeger, according to a news release.

Jaeger misplaced election paperwork of Libertarian Public Service Commission candidate Joshua Voytek, which prevented Voytek from being placed on the June primary ballot.

Jaeger said the documents were mistakenly attached to other business registration paperwork in his office, according to an Associated Press report. Jaeger and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Voytek’s name will be listed on the November ballot even though North Dakota law requires statewide primary candidates to get at least 300 votes to be eligible to run in the fall.

The 1 p.m. news conference at the Minot Public Library will discuss "the error, accompanied by questions surrounding the issue."

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