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.

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Important Dates - Presidential Primary

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Voting Information for North Dakota

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.

In 2020 the North Dakota Democractic party will allow voters to participate by mail or at the Firehouse Caucus on March 10th. Vote by mail requests must be recieved 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. The will have a state convention on March 27th. Voters that wish to engage should reach out to the party.

Statewide Primaries

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

Don’t miss your next election!

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. 

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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) by November 2nd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.

Request Absentee Ballot

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
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in North Dakota.


  • You may pre-register for All Elections