Northern Mariana Islands

38% of 18-29 year olds voted in the U.S. in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by September 4, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election.

Check Registration Status

Check your Northern Mariana Islands voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the Northern Mariana Islands, be 18 by or on the next Election Day, not be serving a sentence for a felony, not have been declared by a court to be of unsound mind, and not be confined to a mental institution.

  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in the Northern Mariana Islands or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location.

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in the Northern Mariana Islands for the General Election (November 3, 2020) is September 4, 2020.

 

Voter Registration Process

In the Northern Mariana Islands, you may register in-person at the Commonwealth Election Commission Office or with Election Commissioners, by mailing in a printable application, or by requesting that an application be mailed to you.

  • Further voter registration information for the Northern Mariana Islands can be found here.

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

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The Northern Mariana Islands offers absentee by-mail and early in-person voting. Eligible 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

Click here to access the Northern Mariana Islands’ absentee ballot application.

  • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is October 9, 2020.
  • Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by or on Election Day in order to be counted.
  • Further absentee voting information for the Northern Mariana Islands is listed here.

Early Voting

The Northern Mariana Islands offers early voting.

  • Early voting will begin on September 19, 2020 for the Northern Islands only and on October 27, 2020 for Saipan, Tinian, Rota, and the Northern Islands.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-7pm.

  • Each voter shall be required to show photo ID at the polls in order to receive a ballot; if the voter does not have or refuses to produce photo ID, the voter shall fill out an affidavit.
  • Further Northern Mariana Islands voting information is listed here.

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

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