Election Information

2020 Election Information

The 2020 Primary Election will be June 9, 2020, at the Armory of the Minot Municipal Auditorium.
Open positions include:
  • 3 Council Aldermen for a four-year term
  • 2 Park Board Commissioners for a four-year term
  • 3 School Board Members for a four-year term
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9th.

​Interested in running for Office?

Stop by the City Clerk's Office located at City Hall and pick up a petition. The deadline for nominating petitions to have a name placed on the City election ballot is Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., and must be filed in the Office of the City Clerk. Filed along with the petitions is a Statement of Interest and Petition/Certificate of Nomination(Nominating petitions are not required for School Board candidates - A filing statement is to be filed in Office of Business Manager, Minot School Board Office by April 6, 2020, 4:00 p.m.). 

Aldermen, Park Board Commissioner, Mayor and Judge must contain the name and mailing address of at least three hundred qualified electors living within the corporate limits of the city.   

Aldermen: Qualified elector (voter) of the City, resident of the City for at least nine months, not convicted of malfeasance, bribery, or corrupt practice and not in default to the City.
Park Board Member: The members of the Board of Park Commissioners shall posses the qualifications of electors of the City and must be elected by the qualified electors of the Park District (City).  
School Board Member: Qualified elector and resident of the School District.

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.
  • Are you qualified to vote in North Dakota? Click here for more information.
  • 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 County Auditor/Treasurer, P.O. Box 5005, 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 (701-857-6424), our office will mail a ballot to the address provided.  Voters will be able to obtain a ballot in person by coming to the County Auditor/Treasurer's office at 225 SE 3rd St, Second Floor.  Ballots must be returned to the 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 County Auditor, P.O. Box 5005, Minot North Dakota 58702.