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 following forms of ID are acceptable:

  • 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)
The identification must include the voter's; name, current address, and date of birth If the voter needs to supplement any missing or outdated information they may use a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, document or check issued by a federal, state, or local government.  

Voter ID & Voting By Mail

First time voters must submit ID when voting by mail.

ID is required with completed mail-in ballot.

If you are voting in person you must have a valid ID. Info here on what qualifies. When you submit an application to vote by mail, you must include your ID number or proof of residence. If a you are applying to vote by mail, you must provide

  • The ID number from one of the valid forms of ID If the document does not include the voter's legal name, current address in ND, and date of birth, the individual can supplement any missing or outdated voter information with: a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or document/check issued by a federal, state, or local government
  • For a uniformed service member/immediate family member, or a North Dakota resident temporarily living away from their North Dakota residence: a current military ID, or Passport
  • If the voter lives in a long-term care facility: a long-term care certificate is prescribed by the secretary of state and issued by a long-term care facility in ND.
  • A voter with a disability that prevents them from traveling must submit the signature of another qualified North Dakota elector who certifies the applicant is a qualified elector in that precinct
You do not need to submit an ID with their ballot, but the signature on the ballot must match the signature on your voter registration form.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

If an individual is not able to show a valid form of identification but asserts qualifications as an elector, the individual may mark a ballot that will be securely set aside. When the individual provides valid identification to the proper election official prior to the meeting of the canvassing board, the set-aside ballot will be presented to the canvassing board for proper inclusion in the tally.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

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