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North Dakota Voter Registration Information

Friday, December 9, 2011

Primary Election
June 12, 2012

Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline

North Dakota does not have voter registration

General Election

November 6, 2012

General Election Voter Registration Deadline

North Dakota does not have voter registration

 Voter Registration and Eligibility
North Dakota does not require voter registration.


In order to vote in North Dakota, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on the day of an election
  • A legal North Dakota resident
  • A resident in the precinct for 30 days preceding the election


Who Can Absentee Vote in North Dakota?

Absentee voting is very easy in North Dakota and available to every voter.
In North Dakota, qualified electors are not required to provide a reason when requesting an application to vote absentee.

How Can I Acquire an Absentee Ballot?

To apply for an absentee ballot an applicant must apply for an absent voter’s ballot on a form furnished by the proper officer of the county, city, or school district, which the applicant is an elector, or on any blank containing the following information:

  • The applicant's name
  • The applicant's voting address
  • The applicant's mailing address
  • The applicant's current home telephone number
  • The election for which the ballot is being requested
  • The date of the request
  • An affirmation that the applicant has resided in the precinct for at least 30 days
  • The applicant's signature

Obtain an application for an absentee ballot online here.

Applications for absentee ballots should be delivered to the appropriate county auditor (contact information) by mail, in person, or by fax.

According to North Dakota law, absentee ballots are to be made available by the 40th day before the election.

Additional Information for Overseas Voters

How do I Return the Absentee Ballot and What is the Deadline?

Absentee ballots must be returned to your County Election Office and postmarked by the day before the election.

If the voter wants a family member or friend to deliver their application and ballot to and from the county auditor, click here for the authorization form.

Source of information:
North Dakota Secretary of State
Elections Division
600 East Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0500
Phone: 701-328-4146
Toll-Free: 800-352-0867 x8-4146
Fax: 701-328-2992
Email: soselect@state.nd.us





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