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Voting In
North Dakota

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in North Dakota, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the North Dakota Election Website or call (701) 328-4146 to learn more about your states voting details.

Don’t miss your next election!

North Dakota does not have voter registration. To vote you must be a resident of North Dakota and reside in the precinct for 30 days before the election. You may vote in person during early voting, on Election Day or vote by mail in North Dakota.

Your polling place opens between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; close between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Presidential Primaries

North Dakota does not have voter registration. To participate in the Republican caucus you must be affiliated with the party. The Democratic caucus does not require affiliation. Visit the North Dakota Democratic Party and Republican Party websites for party-specific information on caucus locations and procedures. Note that caucus will NOT be held at traditional polling locations.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 19th to Nov. 2nd

You can vote in-person at your county election’s office from before the election. Contact your County Auditor’s office for dates and times. No excuse required.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot. Absentee applications are requested at least one-week before the election. Contact your county auditor for their deadline. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Nov. 2nd at 5 p.m.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually and select all elections or individual elections.


Voter ID + Access for North Dakota

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • ID needed to vote absentee

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

Have you been convicted of a felony?

See what the registration laws are in your state below.

Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

Voting and attending college?

Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

College Student Voting Info