State of North Dakota Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

North Dakota General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request

Mon Nov 5, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Mon Nov 5, 2018

Early Voting

Contact Local Election Office -
Early voting date range varies by county, contact local election official.

North Dakota Primary Election held on Tue Jun 12, 2018

New Voter Registration

Not Required

Absentee Ballot Request

Mon Jun 11, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

Mon Jun 11, 2018

Early Voting

Contact Local Election Office -
Early voting date range varies by county, contact local election official.

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 registered voter may request an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are generally available 40 days prior to an election.

If your county uses mail balloting, a ballot will be sent to you between 50 and 40 days prior to Election Day.

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

Voter Registration

There is no voter registration in North Dakota.

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in North Dakota, 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
  • Valid Student ID
  • Long Term Care ID Certificate
  • Valid North Dakota Non-driver's ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

-

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

North Dakota General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Not Required Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Nov 5, 2018 Received by Mon Nov 5, 2018

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 5, 2018
  • Email, Online or Fax by Mon Nov 5, 2018 11:59pm
  • Post received by Sun Nov 11, 2018
  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 5, 2018
  • Email, Online or Fax by Mon Nov 5, 2018 11:59pm
  • Post received by Sun Nov 11, 2018
Early voting date range varies by county, contact local election official.

North Dakota Primary Election held on Tue Jun 12, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Not Required Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Mon Jun 11, 2018 Received by Mon Jun 11, 2018

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Jun 11, 2018
  • Email, Online or Fax by Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:59pm
  • Post received by Sun Jun 17, 2018
  • Postmarked by Mon Jun 11, 2018
  • Email, Online or Fax by Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:59pm
  • Post received by Sun Jun 17, 2018
Early voting date range varies by county, contact local election official.

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.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. Your state does not require an ID to be provided in order the register/request your ballot.

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- - - - -

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

-

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Registration is waived for all North Dakota voters. North Dakota allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax or email. Fax and email options can be used only by uniformed service members and their families stationed away from their ND residence and overseas absentee voters. North Dakota allows you to return your voted ballot to your local election official by fax. North Dakota also allows you to email a scanned copy of your voted ballot and other required voting materials. Note voted ballot must be returned with signed affidavit. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer. If you choose to fax or email your voted ballot, it is recommended but not required to follow up by sending the original ballot in the mail.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- - - - -

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

-

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Registration is waived for all North Dakota voters. North Dakota allows you to receive the blank ballot by fax or email. Fax and email options can be used only by uniformed service members and their families stationed away from their ND residence and overseas absentee voters. North Dakota allows you to return your voted ballot to your local election official by fax. North Dakota also allows you to email a scanned copy of your voted ballot and other required voting materials. Note voted ballot must be returned with signed affidavit. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer. If you choose to fax or email your voted ballot, it is recommended but not required to follow up by sending the original ballot in the mail.