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Statewide Election Countdown

June 12th 2018
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ID Required for Voting

Requirements for Identification

(NDCC § 16.1-01-04.1)

Identification must include the voter’s:

  • Name
  • Current Address
  • Date of Birth

Acceptable Forms of Identification:

Voting at the Polling Place – A Valid North Dakota:

  • Driver’s license
  • Nondriver’s identification card
  • Tribal government issued identification card
  • Long term care identification certificate (provided by ND facility)
    • If an individual’s valid form of identification does not include all the information required in 16.1-01-04.1(2) of the North Dakota Century Code, or the information is not current, the individual may supplement the identification with a current utility bill; a current bank statement; a check issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government; a paycheck; or a document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government.
    • If an individual Is not abler to show a valid form of identification buy asserts qualifications as an elector, the individual may mark a ballot that will be securely set aside. When the individual provides valid identification to the proper election official prior to the meeting of the canvassing board, the set aside ballot will be presented to the canvassing board for proper inclusion in the tally.

Voting Absentee or by Mail – A Valid:

  • North Dakota form of identification listed above
    • Passport or Military ID – Only for North Dakota residents living outside the United States who do not possess one of the other forms of identification.
    • Attester – An applicant without an acceptable form of identification may use an attester. The attester must provide his or her name, North Dakota driver’s license, nondriver’s, or tribal identification number, and sign the absentee/mail ballot application form to attest to the applicant’s North Dakota residency and voting eligibility.
    • NDCC §§ 16.1-07-06 states:
      • A copy of the supplemental documentation, if necessary, can be used when applying for an absentee/mail ballot.
      • Incomplete applications, including those needing to provide complete ID, will be returned to the applicant for completion and resubmission.