North Dakota

50% of 18-29 year olds voted in the U.S. in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

North Dakota does not require voter registration. In order to vote on Election Day, you simply must meet all eligibility requirements and bring an acceptable form of identification.

Check Registration Status

North Dakota does not require voter registration. Look up your voter information here.



In order to be eligible to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of North Dakota, a resident in the precinct for at least 30 days preceding the election, and at least 18 years old on Election Day.

  • Information on voting in North Dakota as a college student can be found here.


North Dakota does not require voter registration. Therefore, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements and provide an acceptable form of identification, you can vote on Election Day.


Voter Registration Process

Further voter registration information for North Dakota can be found here.


This page was last updated on 11/2/2020.

Questions? Contact us here.

North Dakota offers absentee by-mail and early voting. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using one of these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

So long as you meet all North Dakota eligibility requirements to vote, you are able to apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Click here to access North Dakota’s printable absentee voting application and here for North Dakota’s online absentee voting application.

  • There is no specific deadline for when you must request your absentee ballot. However, if you are requesting your ballot by mail it is recommended that you do so as early as possible to ensure that you allow adequate time to have your ballot mailed to you.
  • Your completed absentee ballot must be postmarked by the day before Election Day (November 2, 2020).
  • Further absentee voting information for North Dakota is listed here.

Early Voting

North Dakota offers early voting.

  • Please check with local county election officials for specific dates and times for early voting. You may also contact the Secretary of State’s Elections Unit at 701-328-4146 or toll free at 1-800-352-0867, option 6.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, most polls are open 7am-7pm. Check here for your polling location’s specific hours.

  • In order to vote in North Dakota, you must present a valid form of ID. Information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further North Dakota voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on 11/2/2020.

Questions? Contact us here.