by Beau Pirrone
Do you need to register to vote in North Dakota?
North Dakota has no voter registration. So long as you’ve lived in your community since early October or before, you can show up and vote on Election Day, Tuesday November 6th.
Voting in North Dakota:
Voting on Election Day:
When & Where:
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th
- Find your polling place here.
- Depending on your area, polling places open between 7am-9am and close between 7pm-9pm. If you are in line by the time polls close, you are allowed to vote.
- You should MAKE A PLAN for WHAT TIME you’re going to vote and HOW you’re going to GET THERE.
What You Need to Bring:
You should bring ID that shows your name, your current address, and your date of birth. Any of these work:
- North Dakota driver’s license or state ID card
- Tribal government or BIA issued ID
- Long term care identification certificate
If any of those IDs don’t have your current address, bring one of these along that does:
- Current utility bill
- Current bank statement
- Check issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government
- Recent paycheck
- Other document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government.
Voting By Mail:
Any North Dakotan can request a mail ballot!
How & When to Sign-Up:
- Sign up for a mail ballot online here.
How & When to Vote:
- Follow the instructions on the ballot.
- Your mail ballot must be postmarked by Monday, November 5th. If you can’t mail it by then, go vote at your polling place.
Other Important Info:
- You may not wear campaign buttons or T-shirts to vote
- You can register and vote where you live, even if you’re an out-of-state student or were previously registered somewhere else (so long as you don’t vote in two places at once.
- People with felony convictions can register & vote! If you have served your sentence you can vote, even if you are on parole or probation.