Qualifications for Voting

To be a qualified voter in North Dakota you must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • At least eighteen (18) years old
  • A North Dakota resident
  • Resident in the precinct at least thirty (30) days preceding any election.

If a resident who otherwise meets the qualifications for voting in North Dakota moves from one precinct to another within thirty (30) days preceding any election, they are still a qualified elector of the precinct they moved from.

North Dakota does not have voter registration, however, when you show up at the polls, state law requires that you show identification which includes your name, residential address and date of birth.

Please visit the North Dakota Secretary of State's website for more information about voting.

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