Things You Need To Know:
1. Registration Deadline:
The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Monday, November 2, 2020.
The early voting period runs from Monday, October 19, 2020, to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
2. Polling Times:
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; close between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
3. Is Early Voting Available:
In-person early voting (only in some counties)
4. Can I Vote by Mail:
Yes, You can register here.
*No ID requirement to vote by mail*
5. ID Needed for Voting:
Forms of identification (one required)
Non-driver's ID card
Tribal government issued ID card
Long-term care ID certificate (provided by ND facility)
Attester (only for voters unable to get an ID due to disability)
You may still cast your ballot by signing a declaration or affidavit at the polls. Precincts in North Dakota maintain a list of voters who have voted in previous elections. When a voter approaches a polling place they are asked to provide an acceptable form of identification. Then the election board will attempt to locate the voter’s name on the voting list. If the voter’s name is on the list, the voter’s name and address are verified and the voter is then allowed to vote. If a voter is not on the list, they must be able to provide a North Dakota driver’s license, nondriver ID, or tribal ID that includes their current residential address and date of birth. If an individual’s valid form of identification does not include all the information required they must provide supplemental information. What if a residential address has not been assigned to the location where I live? Contact the 911 Coordinator for your county to start the easy, quick, and free process. Tribal members and non-member residents residing in a precinct that includes land within the tribal government jurisdiction may use …maps to assist the appropriate 911 Coordinator to determine the residential address. No ID requirement to vote by mail
6. Voting Without Address
North Dakota does not require voter registration.
7. Interesting Notes
The North Dakota voter registration page has official videos of a Teddy Roosevelt recreator talking about voter registration, the role of government, and the importance of the mail system.