Election Information


  • June 14th, 2016:  Ballot Measure to amend the City of Minot City Council Structure and City Council Aldermen Elections

  • June 14th, 2016: Seven Aldermen seats are up for election this year.
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Voter Information
  • North Dakota is the only state that does not have voter registration.
  • ID is required for Voting.  According to NDCC 16.1-05.07 the identification must include your name, CURRENT Residential Address and date of birth.  Click here for more information.
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  • If you are a Military or Overseas voter please see Absentee Ballot information below.
Absentee Ballot Information
In order to obtain an absentee ballot voters must complete an absentee ballot application and return it to the City of Minot Auditor, P.O. Box 5006, Minot, North Dakota 58702 no later than 5 weekdays prior to the election.  Applications are accepted in person, via mail or fax.  If an application is received through the mail or fax (701-857-4782), our office will mail a ballot to the address provided.  Voters will be able to obtain a ballot in person by coming to the Auditor/Treasurer's office at 515 2nd Ave. SW (City Hall).  Ballots must be returned to our office or postmarked no later than one day prior to the election.
Voters not able to personally obtain a ballot may authorize an agent to obtain one for them by filling out an absentee ballot application-agent authorization. This authorizes someone to receive a ballot for another. A particular person is allowed to be an agent for up to three other individuals.

Voters who are uniformed service members, dependents or U.S. citizens living outside the United States may obtain an absentee ballot by filling out a federal post card application and returning it to the City of Minot Auditor, P.O. Box 5006, Minot North Dakota 58702. 

March 1st, 2016 Election Full Text

Two questions are on the ballot. To vote for question one and/or question two indicate either a YES or NO by marking the box next to YES or NO.

 Question No. 1.

 Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Minot Article 3, Powers of the City, subpart (d) be amended to read as follows?

             (d)       To provide for city officers, agencies, and employees, their selection, terms, powers, qualifications, and compensation. To provide for change, selection, or creation of its form and structure of government, including its governing body, executive officer, and city officers.

  YES – Means you approve the amendment as summarized above.

  NO – Means you reject the amendment as summarized above.

 Question No. 2.

 Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Minot Article 8, Changing the Form of Government be repealed and reenacted to read as follows?

 Changes in the form of government may be proposed on motion of the governing body or may be proposed by petitions bearing the signatures of qualified voters of the city equal to at least fifteen (15) percent of the total votes cast in the city at the most recent presidential election. Proposals shall be voted upon within 120 days after the motion of the governing board or the determination of sufficiency of the petitions by the City Clerk. If no regular city election is held within said time period, the governing body shall provide for a special election, otherwise the vote shall be taken at such regular election. The form and procedures concerning any petition hereunder shall be, in all respects, in accordance with the provisions for initiative as set forth in Article 4 herein.

YES – Means you approve the amendment as summarized above

NO– Means you reject the amendment as summarized above.