Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.
Any registered North Dakotan can choose to vote using an absentee ballot. You don’t have to give a reason for not voting in person.
You have to apply to receive an absentee ballot. If you need assistance, another person can help fill out the application.
You need to give one of these when you apply:
ID number from:
This ID needs to have your legal name, current residential address, and date of birth.
You can add or update any missing or outdated information using:
If you are living in a long-term care facility that is licensed in North Dakota, you can use an ID certificate from your facility.
If you have a disability that keeps you from leaving home, another North Dakota voter can sign your application and confirm you are qualified to vote where you are registering.
You must sign the envelope when you complete your ballot. This signature will be checked against your absentee ballot application.
You don’t have to send any ID with your ballot.
Election officials will inform you if the signature on your ballot envelope doesn’t match their records. You’ll have an opportunity to confirm your signature.
North Dakota only allows military and overseas voters to return their ballots online.
IDs that you might be able to use include:
Along with your ID, you can add or update any missing or outdated voter information using:
If you are a student who is living at an address that is different from the one on your North Dakota ID, you can vote by showing:
A student ID card that has your name and photo.
A printed document from your school that has all of the following:
Page Updated: August 2023