North Dakota Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: N/A


Do First Time Voters Need ID?


Do All Voters Need ID?


Complete North Dakota Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes


What forms of ID are acceptable?

All of the following must include a residential address.

  • North Dakota driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card
  • An ID card from a federal agency
  • An ID card issued by a tribal government
  • A valid student ID from a ND college or university
  • Long term care identification certificate (provided by ND facility)

North Dakota Student Voter Info

Students who lived in North Dakota before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their North Dakota voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ North Dakota address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students attending school in North Dakota should be able to establish residency and vote at their school address if they intend to make their college towns their residence and do not intend to return back home after school. The North Dakota Constitution requires voters to be residents of the state, and North Dakota law requires that you reside in the precinct where you wish to vote for thirty days prior to the election. A voter may only have one residence, which is “an actual fixed permanent dwelling.”

North Dakota Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.