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North Dakota voter registration
- In Person: North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
- By Mail: North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
- Online: North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
- North Dakota does not have voter registration, but to be eligible to vote you must:
- be at least 18 years old on the day of election
- be a resident of North Dakota
- reside in the precinct for 30 days preceding Election Day
- be able to provide a drivers license, non-driver identification card or other approved form of identification
- North Dakota does not have voter registration.
- If you have been convicted of a felony and have questions about whether you can register to vote, visit Restore Your Vote to determine your eligibility.
North Dakota absentee ballots
- In Person:
- By Mail: No specific deadline. We recommend requesting your ballot at least 7 days before Election Day.
- Postmarked 1 day before Election Day and received 5 days after Election Day.
- Any North Dakota resident may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
- Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
- Sign and date the form. This is very important!
- Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
- All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. If it's close to the deadline, call and see if your Local Election Office will let you fax or email the application.
- Make sure your application is received by the deadline. Your application must actually arrive by this time -- simply being postmarked by the deadline is insufficient.
- Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.
- Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
- Sign and date where indicated.
- Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
- Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
North Dakota early voting
- Early voting start times vary by county.
- Early voting ends times vary by county.
North Dakota voter ID
If you are voting in person in North Dakota (including during early voting), you must present one of the following forms of ID (or a combination of IDs) that shows your name, ND address and your birth date at the time you vote:
- Current driver's license or non-driver's identification card
- Tribal government issued identification
- Long-term care certificate (provided by ND facility)
- Another form of ID that shows your name, ND address, and birth date, such as:
- a current utility bill
- a current bank statement
- a check issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government
- a paycheck
- a document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government.
If you are not able to show a valid form of ID but assert qualification as an elector, you will be permitted to mark a ballot and bring valid ID following Election Day to have your vote counted.
North Dakota requires you to provide one of the following forms of ID containing your name, residence address, and date of birth when you vote by absentee ballot:
- North Dakota form of identification listed above
- Military ID – Only for uniformed service or family member stationed away from North Dakota residence.
- Passport – Only for North Dakota residents outside the United States.
- Attester – An applicant without a valid form of identification may use an attester. The attester must provide his or her name, North Dakota driver's license, non-driver's, or tribal identification number, and sign the absentee/mail ballot application form to attest to the applicant's North Dakota residency and voting eligibility.