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North Dakota tops in the nation for how it ran 2012 election, study finds

North Dakota vote
North Dakota vote

BISMARCK  (KFGO-AM)  North Dakota election performance in 2012 is ranked at the top, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts' lastest electons performance index.

The annual study allows states to measure election administration by looking at 17 indicators like wait times at polling locations, availability of voting information tools online, problems with ballots and voter turnout.

According to the study, the average wait to vote was 8 minutes. More than 61% of the state's 533,050 eligible voters turned out and of all ballots cast, only 0.1% were rejected.