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Registration Deadline: North Dakota is the only state without voter registration. North Dakota law still provides cities with the ability to register voters for city elections.


Age: Must be at least 18 years old on Election Day

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen

Residency: Must be a legal resident of North Dakota and a resident in the precinct for 30 days preceding the election

Mental Competency: No developmentally disabled person may be presumed to be incompetent or may be deprived of any constitutional, civil, or legal right solely because of admission to or residence at an institution or facility or solely because of receipt of services for developmentally disabled persons... The constitutional, civil or legal rights which may not be varied or modified under the provisions of this section include the right to vote at elections...(25-01.2-03)

Felony Convictions: A person sentenced for a felony to a term of imprisonment, during the term of actual incarceration under such sentence, may not:

A. Vote in an election; or
B. Become a candidate for or hold public office

Except as otherwise provided by law, a person convicted of a crime does not suffer civil death or corruption of blood or sustain loss of civil rights or forfeiture of estate or property, but retains all of his rights, political, personal, civil, and otherwise, including the right to hold public office or employment; to vote; to hold, receive, and transfer property; to enter into contracts; to sue and be sued; and to hold offices of private trust in accordance with law.

ID Requirements: There are no ID requirements necessary to register to since North Dakota does not have voter
s register before Election Day. However, you must bring ID in order to vote. Acceptable forms of identification must include a street address (PO Boxes do not establish residency):
driver's license;
non-driver's state identification card
tribal government issued identification card;
student identification certificate(provided by ND college or university)
   -Long-term care identification certificate (provided by ND facility)


North Dakota is the only state in which voter registration is not necessary to vote.


Who can vote absentee:
All eligible North Dakotans have the option to request a ballot before the day of an election.


Online: Download a form or complete the online application.

In person: You may obtain and complete an absentee ballot request in person at your 
county auditor's office.

By mail: Mail a completed form to your county auditor's office.

Military and overseas voting: Military and Overseas voters may obtain a ballot by means of the absentee/mail ballot application See North Dakota's guide for militaryand overseas voters for more information.

Emergency Voting: North Dakota does not register voters, therefore any eligible voter that arrives at the polls on election day
with proper identification may vote at the polls.

Other absentee ballot information: You may also fax or email a completed form to your county auditor's office.


Location and time: Whether you vote absentee or by mail ballot your return envelope must be postmarked no later than the day before the election. If you are unable to meet this deadline then you will have to go to your appropriate polling place on Election Day to cast your ballot.

Other absentee ballot submission information: Uniformed service members stationed away from home and citizens living outside the United States may also receive and return voted ballots by fax or electronic means.


Early voting qualifications: Voting early is the same process as voting absentee in North Dakota. Contact your county auditorf or election locations and times.


Deciding how to vote:

Polling Place: 
polling precinct locator

ID Requirements:Acceptable ID for verification at the polling place:
drivers license
non-driver's identification card
tribal government issued identification card
student identification certificate (provided by ND college or university)

How to Vote: 
North Dakota voting information

Problems with voting: North Dakota HAVA Complaint Form

Verifying absentee ballot status: absentee ball verification



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