North Dakota Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s North Dakota Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of North Dakota voting rules and options. It focuses on North Dakota-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about North Dakota voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-North Dakota voting tools. It's an all-in-one North Dakota voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

North Dakota Federal and State Elections

Mon Mar 4, 2024 - North Dakota Republican Presidential Caucus

Voter Registration Deadline

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

None on Record

Early Voting Available

None on Record

Caucus will be held between 5 to 8 PM Central Time; 4 to 7 PM Mountain Time. There is no absentee voting or early voting.

Voting Locations Include Dickinson, Bismarck, Jamestown, Fargo, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Minot, Williston.

In order to vote in the North Dakota Republican Presidential Caucus you should be a member of the North Dakota Republican Party (or sign a statement that you intend to affiliate with the North Dakota Republican Party).

Contact the North Dakota Republican Party for more information.

Sat Mar 30, 2024 - North Dakota Democratic Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Submitted by

This is a suggested date. Go to MRGballot.com to request a ballot. Make your request early enough to receive, fill-out, and return your ballot by March 30 at noon.


Thu Feb 29, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:00PM MDT

Early Voting Available

None on Record

The North Dakota Democratic Presidential Primary is run by the North Dakota Democratic Party, not the state election office.

There will be no in-person voting, except for residents of the reservations where there will be a polling station in place for one day.

Tue Jun 11, 2024 - North Dakota State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Submitted by
Mon Jun 10, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Postmarked by

Ballot must be received by 8 days following Election Day


Mon Jun 10, 2024

Early Voting Available

Early Voting
Contact Local Election Office to Confirm Dates and Times

General Information

While there is no voter registration in North Dakota, you must have resided in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Absentee Voting

Any qualified elector may request an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are generally available 40 days prior to an election.

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to vote in North Dakota if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are a resident of North Dakota
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in North Dakota if:

  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.
  • You are in prison or jail for a felony conviction

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in North Dakota if:

  • You reside in North Dakota but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in North Dakota
  • North Dakota does not accept student ID; refer to North Dakota Identification Requirements section

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

There is no voter registration in North Dakota.

Voting In-Person

You are required to show ID to vote; or, you may instead sign an affidavit or similar document. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Valid North Dakota Driver's License
  • Long Term Care ID Certificate
  • Valid North Dakota Non-driver's ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

If address or date of birth information is incomplete, an individual may supplement the identification with a current utility bill; a current bank statement; a check or a document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government; or a paycheck. If you do not have one of the North Dakota valid IDs and need help getting ID, go to www.voteriders.org.

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

North Dakota Federal and State Elections

Mon Mar 4, 2024 - North Dakota Republican Presidential Caucus

Voter Registration Deadline

Overseas:

None on Record

Military:

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Overseas:

None on Record

Military:

None on Record

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Overseas:

None on Record

Military:

None on Record

Sat Mar 30, 2024 - North Dakota Democratic Presidential Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Submitted by

Make your request early enough to receive, fill-out, and return your ballot by March 30 at noon.


Thu Feb 29, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Submitted by
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:00PM MDT

Tue Jun 11, 2024 - North Dakota State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Jun 10, 2024

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Submitted by
    Mon Jun 10, 2024 11:59PM
  • Post Received by
    Sun Jun 23, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You may include the following ID:

  • U.S. Passport
  • Valid North Dakota Driver's License
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Long Term Care ID Certificate
  • Valid North Dakota Non-driver's ID

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You may include the following ID:

  • U.S. Passport
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid North Dakota Driver's License
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Long Term Care ID Certificate
  • Valid North Dakota Non-driver's ID

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?