North Dakota

State of North Dakota Elections & Voting

Election day is November 5

  • September 26             Absentee ballots made available
  • November 4                Deadline to postmark or submit absentee ballots
  • November 5                Election Day

To vote in North Dakota, you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • A resident of North Dakota and your voting precinct for 30 days before an election
  • 18 years of age or older by election day

 

Voter Registration

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.

 

Voter ID Requirements

Identification must be valid (non-expired) and include the voter’s name, current North Dakota residential address, and date of birth. The following are acceptable forms of identification:

  • North Dakota driver’s license
  • North Dakota nondriver’s identification card (provided at no cost)
  • tribal government issued identification (including those issued by BIA for a tribe located in North Dakota, any other tribal agency or entity, or any other document that sets forth the tribal member’s name, date of birth, and current North Dakota residential address)
  • long term care identification certificate from a North Dakota facility

If a voter does not have a form of identification that includes his or her current North Dakota residential address or date of birth, the voter can present the following supplemental documents:

  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Check or a document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government (including those issued by BIA for a tribe located in North Dakota, any other tribal agency or entity, or any other document that sets forth the tribal member’s name, date of birth, and current North Dakota residential address)
  • Paycheck

Visit VoteRiders for more information on voter ID requirements in North Dakota.

 

Absentee Voting

North Dakota has no-excuse absentee voting. Applications can be found on this online form or downloaded here. There is no deadline for absentee ballot applications, but absentee ballots must be returned or postmarked by the day before Election Day. Voters who cast absentee ballots or vote by mail must include a valid form of identification with their ballot.

Strategically placed secure absentee ballot drop-boxes are provided in each county for
voters who wish to deliver their absentee ballot directly to the county rather than return by U.S. Postal Service mail.

 

Early In-Person Voting

Some communities offer early voting at certain dates and times prior to Election Day. Find your polling place address and voting times.

 

Resources

 

Tribes in North Dakota

Federally recognized tribes

  • Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
  • Spirit Lake Tribe
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota

State recognized tribes

  • None

 

Native Vote Coordinator

Sign up to be a local Native Vote coordinator today!

North Dakota Native Vote website

 

Major Party Contact Information

Democrat
Chair, Adam Goldwyn
https://demnpl.com/

 

Republican
Chair, Sandi Sanford
https://ndgop.org/

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