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Upcoming Elections

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
Primary Election
General Election
Jun 14, 2022
Register by Jun 14, 2022
General Election
General Election
Nov 8, 2022
Register by Nov 8, 2022
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Voting Qualifications

Be able to provide a drivers license, non-driver identification card or other approved form of identification
Reside in the precinct for 30 days preceding Election Day
Resident of North Dakota


Absentee Ballot

Mail  - 
Recommended to request your ballot at least 7 days before Election Day
Mail  - 
Postmarked 1 day before Election Day and received 5 days after Election Day

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No Voter Registration Required

North Dakota does not have voter registration. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID/residency to the polls, and meet the eligibility requirements.

Early voting times vary by county.

Party Affiliation

Voters may choose which party’s ballot to vote, but you must vote along party lines. If you split your vote between the political parties, your ballot will not count for those races. This does not apply to no-party races or measures.

Absentee Voter Rules

Any North Dakota resident may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Voter Identification

If you are voting in person in North Dakota (including absentee), 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
  • Current bank statement
  • Check issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government
  • Paycheck
  • 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.