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. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter this year.

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Oct 20

Absentee/Mail-in Request (recommended)

Nov 7

Absentee/Mail-in Return Deadline (postmarked by)

Nov 8

Election Day

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!

    Check Your ID
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! All eligible North Dakotans have the option to request a ballot before the day of an election in a process known as absentee voting. You do not need to provide a reason for why you are requesting an absentee; however, you will be required to complete an application and sign an affidavit. You should request your ballot at least a week before Election Day, but we recommend at least two weeks before, just to be safe. Whether you vote absentee or by mail ballot your return envelope must be postmarked no later than the day before the election. If you are unable to meet this deadline then you will have to go to your appropriate polling place on Election Day to cast your ballot. You can get your absentee ballot below.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    All eligible North Dakotans have the option to request a ballot before the day of an election in a process known as absentee voting. Whether you vote absentee or by mail ballot your return envelope must be postmarked no later than the day before the election. If you are unable to meet this deadline then you will have to go to your appropriate polling place on Election Day to cast your ballot. Learn more below.

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  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. ID must be provided when voting either at the polling place or by absentee or mail if you prefer to mark your ballot at home. 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 If any of those are missing or outdated, you can also bring a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document to help verify your identity.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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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. For in-person voting, you can find the polling place closest to you and check its hours here:

    Find Your Polling Place

SINCE YOU LAST VOTED…

Since 2020, it’s gotten easier to cast your ballot in North Dakota. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When making a plan to vote…

  • Voters can now get an absentee ballot electronically. You’ll need to provide either an email or fax number to do.

When casting your vote…

  • Student IDs for schools in North Dakota will now count as forms of voter ID. However, you must also include a document from your school with your name on it plus an address and date of birth.

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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  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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