North Dakota

ABOUT THIS STATE

North Dakota may lie at the exact geographic center of North America, but you don’t brag about it. You don’t make yourselves the center of attention, despite being the #1 producer of honey in the U.S. and birthplace of Transformers star Josh Duhamel. You might feel overlooked when election time comes around, but not here. We got you, ND. North Dakota has two main elections in 2022: Its primary election will take place on June 14, and the general will be held on November 8. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter this year. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Jun 13

Absentee Return Deadline (primary)

May 31

Early Voting May Begin (dates vary by county)

Jun 14

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

North Dakota Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    There is no voter registration in North Dakota. Any North Dakotan over 18 who has been residing in their voting precinct for more than 30 days and provides valid identification may vote. Make sure you have the necessary identification now!

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    No. North Dakota does not have a voter registration system—you bring valid identification to the polls and vote. In primary elections, candidates from all parties are listed on one ballot, but you can only choose candidates from one party. If you vote for candidates from more than one party, your ballot will be rejected.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! You should request your ballot at least a week before election day, but we recommend at least two weeks before, just to be safe. This is called an absentee ballot. You can get your absentee ballot below.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! But it varies by county. Learn more below.

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  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A current driver's license, a non-driver's ID card, or a tribal ID will work. If any of those are missing or outdated, you can also bring a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document to help verify your identity. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

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what's new in North Dakota voting

Here's what's new about voting in North Dakota since 2020. The biggest difference is that voters are now permitted to receive an absentee ballot electronically, by providing either an email or fax number. You can then return your ballot by mail. Additionally, North Dakotan students can now use their student ID, along with a document on school letterhead containing their legal name, in-state address, the date they established residence, and their date of birth, as a form of voter ID. Check with our friends at VoteRiders for more details.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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