Last update: May 16, 2022
Last update: May 16, 2022
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;
- 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.)])
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Online voter registration
North Dakota does not offer online voter registration because voters are not required to register to vote in North Dakota.
By-mail voter registration
North Dakota does not offer by-mail voter registration because voters are not required to register to vote in North Dakota.
Election Day registration
North Dakota does not offer registration on Election Day because voters are not required to register to vote in North Dakota.
In-person voter registration
North Dakota does not offer in-person voter registration because voters are not required to register to vote in North Dakota.
Get step-by-step help
If you’d like more help planning how to register, TurboVote can walk you through the process! They can also help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more.
Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- 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.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- 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.
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