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ND: Celebrity Sighting at the Polls

By Carol D. Leonnig
Some North Dakota voters got to see actress Kirsten Dunst up close in the election lines today as part of a documentary she and filmmaker Jacob Soboroff are producing on American voting, the Associated Press reported.

The pair were drawn to North Dakota, the only state without voter registration, to check out how that unique process affects voter turnout. The state expected roughly a record-setting 69 percent of eligible voters -- those 18 and older -- to make a choice in this election.

"It's different than any other state in the United States, and what we're looking at is best and worst [voting] practices," Soboroff said Monday. "I don't know if it's a best practice or ... a worst practice, and that's why we're here."

Dunst, who has starred in three "Spider-Man" movies, and Soboroff hope their documentary will explain why Americans are less likely to vote than citizens of other countries.

"What we're looking to do is give a nonpartisan look around the United States, and around the world, at how people are affected by voting systems, and what that means to the voters," Soboroff said.

The pair interviewed Secretary of State Al Jaeger, the top supervisor of elections, on Monday and are interviewing North Dakota voters today.

By Washington Post editors  |  November 4, 2008; 5:32 PM ET
Categories:  50 States  
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