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101 1st St NE
Box 12
Bowman, ND 58623-0012

Public Service Announcement


The City of Bowman will have construction crews paving areas of Divide Street on Friday, August 5 through Wednesday, August 10th.  You are encouraged to take alternate routes as part of Divide Street will be blocked off.  During this time there will be additional street patch work being completed where sewer repairs have been made.  Please give these crews adequate space to work.






The County Election Canvassing Board met 6/20/16 at 1:30 pm to verify the election results and open any absentee ballots that were postmarked by 6/13/16.  The votes cast for City positions were as follows:


President of Commission (1 Seat)

Lyn James                       363

Charles Whitney               299

Write-in Scattered               1


Commissioners (2 seats)

Sonia Campbell                 199

Dan Peterson                    254

Ryan Shear                       257

Myron Vail                         534

Write-In Scattered              3


Park Board (2 yr Unexpired Term)

Write-in Darwin Wilke       3

Write-in Josh Lindstrom    2

Write-in Trevor Kulseth     3

Write-in Scattered           17


Park Board (2 seats)

Write-in – Abby Braaten    8

Write-in Shawn Allerdings   7

Write-in Treavor Kulseth   11

Write-in Scattered            51


Publication of City Minutes in the Pioneer

Yes    613

No       40


There were 672 City residents that cast their vote in this election.







Bowman City Residents Vote At City Hall -  101 1st St NE

Voting Polls Open from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot for the following seats to be filled:


City Commissioners:  (2 Seats Available)

#1  Dan Peterson

#2  Sonia Campbell

#3  Ryan Shear

#4  Myron “Tiger” Vail


City Commission President:  (1 Seat Available)

#1  Charles “Chuck” Whitney

#2  Lyn James


Park and Rec Board:  (2  Seats Available)       #1 No Petition Filed

                                                                      #2 No Petition Filed

Park and Rec Board Unexpired 2 Year Term:  (1  Seat Available)  -    #1 No Petition Filed

A question of whether you would like the City Governing Body Minutes to be published in the legal section of the Pioneer for the next four years will appear on the ballot.

The three forms of identification valid for voting in person are:

  • ND Drivers License or Non-Driver’s ID Card
  • Tribal Issued ID
  • Long Term Care ID Certificate (provided by ND facility)

In all cases, the non-expired ID must include the voter’s name, residential address (no PO Boxes) and date or birth.  Not all tribal-issued ID’s include all the required information, so it is important to check them ahead of time.

Absentee voting shall be completed through the Bowman County Auditor Office, please contact their office at 523-3130.


2016 Bowman City Commission Meeting Dates

Meetings start at 4:00 PM at City Hall, unless otherwise stated.

April 19

May 3 & May 17

June 7 & June 21

July 5* & July 19

August 2 & and August 16

September 6* & September 20

October 4 & October 18

November 1 & November 15

December 6 & Decemeber 20


* The meeting falls the day after a holiday, therefore the agenda requests must be in the City Auditors Office by the Friday before the meeting at 11:00 am.