North Dakota

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, North Dakota will allow any voter to request a ballot. In certain counties, an application will be automatically mailed to every active voter. Follow the application steps below. Please note that North Dakota doesn't have voter registration, but residents must bring a valid photo ID and proof of residency to cast a ballot.




Application form link:


Some counties will automatically mail an absentee ballot application to every voter. But you don't have to wait. You may apply now online. https://vip.sos.nd.gov/absentee




Where should I send my completed application?


Apply via the online Absentee Ballot Application Wizard or you may contact your county election office to request a paper form. https://vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors.aspx




When is the application due?


Technically, your completed application does not have a specific deadline. To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. North Dakota does not have voter registration, so there's no deadline to register.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors.aspx





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be postmarked by November 2 and received by November 9, 2020. To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors.aspx




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if additional postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


Call your county election office for dropbox locations near you. https://vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors.aspx You may not drop your ballot at a polling site.




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://vip.sos.nd.gov/AbsenteeTracker.aspx




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors.aspx





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


October 19 - November 2, 2020 Varies by county. Voters should contact their county elections office for additional information.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://vip.sos.nd.gov/CountyAuditors.aspx





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