North Dakota is the only state without voter registration. North Dakota law still provides cities with the ability to register voters for city elections.
Party Affiliation: Voters may choose which party’s ballot to vote, but you must vote along party (i.e. Republican, Democratic/NPL) 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.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
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
ID Requirements: There are no ID requirements necessary to register (except if you are registering for absentee or by mail voting) since North Dakota does not have voters register before Election Day. However, you must bring ID in order to vote. Acceptable forms of identification must include Name, Current North Dakota Residential Address, and Date of Birth. Acceptable Forms of Identification.
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
North Dakota is the only state in which voter registration is not necessary to vote.
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee: All eligible North Dakotans have the option to request a ballot before the day of an election.
Absentee or by mail voting ID requirements: Acceptable Forms of Identification.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Online: 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: Download an Absentee/Mail Ballot Application
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 military and overseas voters for more information.
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
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.
Early voting qualifications: Voting early is the same process as voting absentee in North Dakota. Contact your county auditor for election locations and times.
Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org
Polling Place: polling precinct locator
ID Requirements: Acceptable ID for verification at the polling place:
-Valid driver's license
-Valid non-driver's identification card
-Valid tribal government issued identification card
-Long term care identification certificate
How to Vote: North Dakota voting information
Problems with voting: North Dakota HAVA Complaint Form
Verifying absentee ballot status: absentee ballot verification
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