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North Dakota

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 8, 2022

North Dakota General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • North Dakota does not have voter registration. To vote, you still must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on Election Day, a North Dakota resident, and a resident in the precinct for 30 days preceding the election. You simply need to bring valid proof of ID and residency to the polls in order to vote.
Absentee (Vote by Mail) Request Deadline
  • No specific deadline.
Completed Absentee (Vote by Mail) Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: no earlier than October 24, 2022 (Varies by county)

Helpful Resources

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Absentee Voting

North Dakota offers both vote-by-mail and absentee voting, depending on the county. No excuse is needed to vote by mail or absentee in North Dakota. Certain counties in North Dakota are vote-by-mail, in which case a blank ballot is automatically sent to voters 40-50 days before the election. In counties that are not vote-by-mail, you must apply for an absentee ballot. In both cases, ballots must be postmarked or submitted in person by the day before the election.

See details of absentee voting and fill in your application here

Early Voting 

Early voting is available but you must check with you local county election officials for more details.

Check your voting information, including your local county election officials, here.

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM local time. 

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

To vote on Election Day you will need a valid ID. Voting absentee/by mail also requires identification. Valid forms of ID include:

  • North Dakota Driver’s license
  • North Dakota Nondriver’s identification card
  • Tribal government issued identification (including those issued by BIA for a tribe located in North Dakota, any other tribal agency or entity, or any other document that sets forth the tribal member’s name, date of birth, and current North Dakota residential address)
  • Long term care identification certificate (provided by North Dakota facility)

Click here for more information on voter ID in North Dakota

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.