Early Voting Encourages Shallow Voting

MINOT, N.D. — On Thursday, June 4, my colleague, reporter Jeremy Turley,¬†published a profile piece¬†about the three candidates vying to be North Dakota’s next Superintendent of Schools.

As typical of Turley’s work, it was thorough and enlightening, but it had a problem.

It wasn’t terribly timely.

By the time thousands of newsreaders were perusing the article on Thursday morning, most of the ballots that will be submitted in the June election had already been cast.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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