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Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 11:53 AM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -

Registering to vote in North Dakota
  • Can I register to vote when I cast my ballot on Election Day?Voter registration is not required.
  • Is online voter registration available?No.
  • Do I need to be registered with a party to vote in my primary election?No.
  • Can I change my party affiliation?No. North Dakota does not have voter registration.
Deadlines
  • To register in person:Voter registration is not required
  • To register by mail:Voter registration in not required
  • To register online:North Dakota does not have voter registration

 

Voting by mail in North Dakota
The next big deadline
Monday, June 13 is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot and for mail ballot return, 6 days away.
  • Can I vote by mail in my state for any reason?Yes. Voters do not need a reason to vote by mail.
  • Can I vote by mail without a notary or witness?Yes.
  • Is there an ID requirement? If so, what is an acceptable form of ID?Yes. ID is required. Valid forms of ID are listed here.
  • Can I drop off my mail-in ballot in person?Yes. To a local election office or using a drop box.
Deadlines
  • Deadline to request mail-in ballot:Monday, June 13
  • Deadline for mail ballot return:Must be received by Monday, June 13 if dropping off in person; must be postmarked by Monday, June 13 if returning by mail

 

Early voting in North Dakota
  • Can I vote early (before Election Day) in person?Yes. Early voting and in-person absentee voting are available.
  • When is the first day I can vote early in person?Varies by county, early voting may begin 15 days before the election. Check with your local election office.
  • When is the last day I can vote early in person?Monday, June 13.
  • Is there an ID requirement? If so, what is an acceptable form of ID?Yes. ID is required. If a voter is not able to provide valid ID, they may cast a ballot that is securely set aside until the individual can provide proper identification. Valid forms of ID are listed here.

 

Election day voting in North Dakota
  • Can I register and cast my ballot on the same day?Voter registration is not required.
  • Is there an ID requirement? If so, what is an acceptable form of ID?Yes. ID is required. Voters who do not present valid ID are allowed to cast a provisional ballot, but must provide valid ID to their election official at a later date in order for their ballot to be counted. Valid forms of ID are listed here.

 

Changes to rules since 2020 in North Dakota
  • In 2020, the state consolidated the normal 225 in-person polling places down to 115. Counties have until April 11 to decide how many polling places will be open in 2022.

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