Voter ID
in North Dakota

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for North Dakota

Voters in North Dakota must present ID at the polls. The identification must include your name, current address, and date of birth. If your ID does not have any of these pieces of information, you can bring a supplemental piece of identification such as a current utility bill; a current bank statement; a check or a document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government or a paycheck. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Current and in-state driver's license or non-driver's ID card
  • Tribal government issued ID
  • Long-term care certificate (provided by ND facility)

Students enrolled at an institution of higher education, and who have a valid form of North Dakota identification with a different North Dakota address than where they currently reside, may provide, as supplemental documentation, a printed document containing the student’s name, address, and date of birth issued by the institution of higher education. This document must contain the institution's letterhead or seal, along with a student photo identification card issued by the institution and containing the student's photograph and legal name.

Voter ID & Voting By Mail

All voters are required to provide ID when voting by mail.

ID is required with application to vote by mail.

If you are applying to vote by mail, you must provide the ID number from a valid form of ID. If you do not have a valid ID and need to include supplemental documentation, you may need to contact your county elections office for further guidance and assistance.


What happens when you go to vote without an ID

If you are not able to show a valid form of identification but are qualified to vote, you may mark a ballot that will be securely set aside. You will be asked to provide proper identification to your county election board before the canvassing process takes place, the details of which will be provided to you when you vote.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

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