Instructions for voting

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Vote early

Your county may offer the ability to vote in person before Election Day by voting an absentee ballot in the county office. Contact your county election official for early voting dates and times in your county.

Bring an accepted ID.


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted ID.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early

Your county may offer the ability to vote in person before Election Day by voting an absentee ballot in the county office. Contact your county election official for early voting dates and times in your county.

Bring an accepted ID


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your voting location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted ID

Voting requirements
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at your address by Oct 9
  • Not be in jail or prison for a felony conviction
  • Not be currently judged mentally incompetent by a court

In person ID requirements

Bring one of the following IDs with you to your voting location to vote:

  • ND Driver’s license
  • ND non-driver’s license ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Long-Term Care Certificate (only valid if you don’t have a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, or tribal ID)
  • Passport or military ID (only valid for voters in the military or living outside the US who don’t have a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, or tribal ID)

By mail ID requirements

Provide one of the following on your absentee ballot application:

  • ND driver’s license number
  • ND non-driver’s license ID number
  • Tribal ID number
  • A copy of your Long-Term Care Certificate (only valid if you don’t have a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, or tribal ID)
  • Passport or military ID number (only valid for voters in the military or living outside the US who don’t have a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, or tribal ID)

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