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Elections

Important dates

June 9, 2020 Primary Election

April 30, Absentee and Mail Balloting Begins
June 8, Absentee and Mail Ballot Submission Deadline
June 15, County Canvassing Board

November 3, 2020 General Election

Sept. 24, Absentee and Mail Balloting Begins
Nov. 2, Absentee and Mail Ballot Submission Deadline
Nov. 9, County Canvassing Board


Election Information

Voting Basics

Do I need to Register?

No, North Dakota is the only state without voter registration. Therefore, no registration is required.

Do I need to be a resident of North Dakota?

Yes, and you need to have resided in your precinct for at least thirty days before the election.

 

Do I need an ID?

Yes,  you need to to provide a valid form of identification such as a North Dakota driver’s license, nondriver ID, or tribal ID* that includes your current residential address and date of birth.

If your ID does not include your current address you can also bring:

(1) A current utility bill;

(2) A current bank statement;

(3) A check issued by a federal, state, or local government;

(4) A paycheck; or

(5) A document issued by a federal, state, or local government.

Click here for more information on acceptable forms of ID.

* A consent decree was issued by the ND Supreme Court regarding Tribal ID's. The Administrative Rules regarding ID will be updated: 

Where do I vote?

You can use this site to locate your voting location. Maps and other information can be found here.

Here is a list of Cass County voting precints.

 

Where can I find a sample ballot?

Go to My Voting Information. After logging in use the dropdown menu for My Ballot for a list of ballot measures and candidates.

 

Click here for more information on voting for:

Absentee Voting

College Students

Military Voters

Overseas Voters

Tribal Voting

Want more? Go to Voting Basics For North Dakota.

 


Not From North Dakota?

Absentee and Early Voting

"Most states have a method for any eligible voter to cast a ballot before Election Day, either during the early voting period or by requesting an absentee ballot. In 13 states, early voting is not available and an excuse is required to request an absentee ballot. " Find out whay your state requires to vote by an absentee ballot.

Voting & Elections Sources in State Agency Databases

Not sure who to contact in your state regarding voting? This site will help you locate the correct office.

 

 

First Time Voter
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