Automatic voter registration
Online voter registration
Pre-registration before turning 18
Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less
Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day
Same day registration offered in all elections
Same day registration located at polling place
Same day registration offered only during early voting
All mail voting
In-person early voting
Amount of early voting days is higher than 7
Election day is a state holiday
No-excuse mail voting
12+ hours of open polls
Paid time off work to vote
Time off work to vote
Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence
Felons can vote immediately after incarceration
Felons can vote while incarcerated
No ID required to vote
Mental competency not required to register
Non-photo ID required to vote
Photo-ID required to vote
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.
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.
Any North Dakota resident may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
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
- 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.