Qualifications For Voting In North Dakota
Welcome to the only state that does not have voter registration.
In order to vote in North Dakota, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen.
- At least 18 years old on the day of an election.
- A North Dakota resident.
- A resident in the precinct for 30 days preceding the election.
Remember, for the purposes of voting, a person may have only one residence, shown by an actual fixed permanent dwelling, or any other abode. Residency in North Dakota is defined in North Dakota Century Code, Section 54-01-26 which states:
Every person has in law a residence. In determining the place of residence, the following rules must be observed:
- It is the place where one remains when not called elsewhere for labor or other special or temporary purpose, and to which he or she returns in seasons of repose.
- There can be only one residence.
- A residence cannot be lost until another is gained
- The residence can be changed only by the union of act and intent.
Click here for a copy of the Voter's Affidavit (124kb pdf)
Voter Registration in North Dakota (A History and Background)