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Register to vote in North Dakota

How to Register to Vote in North Dakota for the Elections 

This article describes how to register to vote in North Dakota. North Dakota does not register voters. If you are an eligible resident of North Dakota, you’re already set to vote!

Who can vote

  • In order to vote in North Dakota, you must be a citizen of the United States; Eighteen years or older on the day of election;
  • A resident of North Dakota and a resident in the precinct at least thirty days immediately preceding any election; and
  • Able to provide a North Dakota driver’s license, nondriver ID, or tribal ID that includes your current residential address and date of birth. (If an individual’s valid form of identification does not include all the information required in subsection 2 of NDCC §16.1-01-04.1, or the information is not current, the identification must be supplemented by presenting any of the documents as outlined in subsection 3 of NDCC § 16.1-01-04.1.)])

No voter registration required

North Dakota does not register voters. If you are an eligible resident of North Dakota, you’re already set to vote!

Military and overseas voters Register to vote in North Dakota

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:

  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven’t received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office. Register to vote in North Dakota

If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:

  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program – offers additional information on military and overseas voting in North Dakota.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.

Click here to view How to Register to Vote in Other States.

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