How & Where to Vote
Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
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Important Dates - State Primary
Voting Information for North Dakota
Don’t miss your next election!
North Dakota will hold its state primary election on Jun. 9th. The state 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. If you would prefer to vote by-mail, you may submit an annual request for absentee ballots, no excuse required.
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.
In 2020 the North Dakota Democratic party will allow voters to participate by mail or at the Firehouse Caucus on March 10th. Vote by mail requests must be received by the party by February 25th at 5:00 p.m and must be returned by March 5th.
North Dakota Republican Party will hold district caucuses from Jan 1st to March 1st. They will have a state convention on March 27th. Voters that wish to engage should reach out to the party.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.Find Your Representatives
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: County specific
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 (click here). 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 received by election day.
The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually and select all elections or individual elections.
Voter ID + Eligibility for North Dakota
Do Voters Need ID?
- Yes, voters need an ID
- State or federal photo ID is required
- First time voters need ID
Find out more about your rights in North Dakota.
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.