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UND nickname voting instructions to be distributed this week

Posted on 10/12/2015

The University of North Dakota has announced that, this week, eligible voters for a new UND nickname will receive email instructions for casting their vote.

The emails will come from Qualtrics, the third-party online voting service retained to manage the voting process. Emails will be sent to faculty, staff and students at their "" email addresses. Alumni, retirees, donors and season ticket holders will receive the email instructions at the email address with which they registered. The deadline for email registration was Oct. 1.

Voting begins on Monday, Oct. 19, at 8 a.m. Central Time, and closes at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, on Friday, Oct. 23. Recipients of email instructions are asked to retain their email until the voting period begins. The voting link will not be activated until the voting opens on Oct. 19.

Eligible voters will only be able to vote once, and will be asked to choose from the following potential nicknames:

  • Fighting Hawks

  • Nodaks

  • North Stars

  • Roughriders

  • Sundogs

UND anticipates receiving the results of the vote by early the week of Oct. 26. In the event none of the five potential nicknames receives more than 50 percent of the vote, stakeholders who were eligible to take part in the initial vote will be able to participate in a runoff vote between the two top vote-getters. If a runoff vote occurs, more information will be provided.

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Peter B. Johnson
Executive Associate Vice President
Media Relations Coordinator/Community Relations Officer
Public Relations Group
Division of University & Public Affairs
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Media Relations Coordinator/Writer/Editor
Public Relations Group
Division of University & Public Affairs
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