Election Information

Voter Information

  • North Dakota is the only state that does not require 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. 
North Dakota driver's license
North Dakota non-driver's identification card
Tribal government issued identification card
Long term care identification certificate (provided by ND facility)
  • What if I am unable to update my ID?
A supplemental document listing the new address may be provided
Documents that may be used are:

A current utility bill
A current bank statement
A check issued by a federal, state, local or tribal government
A paycheck

Absentee Ballot Information

In order to obtain an absentee ballot, voters must complete an absentee ballot application and return to the Ward County Auditor, PO Box 5005, Minot, ND 58702, allowing ample mail and turnaround time prior to the election.  Applications are accepted in person or via mail, email or fax.  If an application is received via mail, email or fax, the 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 (office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday). 

Ballots can be mailed back to the office and must be postmarked by November 2nd.  Ballots can also be dropped off at Ward County Library Drop Box - 225 3rd St SE, Minot (front of building) and must be in the drop boxes by 5:00 p.m. on November 2nd.

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 US citizens living outside the United States, may obtain an absentee ballot by filling out an application online and returning it to the Ward County Auditor, PO Box 5005, Minot, ND 58702.
If you have questions, contact 857-6420.

Voting Center Information​

NEW FOR 2020! In-person ballots for any precinct can be cast at any Voting Center located throughout the County from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Voting Centers are located at:

Minot Auditorium - 420 3rd Ave SW, Minot
ND State Fair Center - 2005 E Burdick Expy, Minot