North Dakota Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodNorth Dakota abolished voter registration in 1951. It is the only state in the union with no voter registration.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse required.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of Cycles1No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDDocument showing name, address, and birth date.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxSparsely available by county.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return DeadlinePoll closing on Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNo; an absentee voter can name and authorize an agent in writing.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyPermitted if designated in writing and delivering no more than four ballots.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNo; agents delivering ballots cannot be compensated.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDNot requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsOnly used if polling hours are extended. Voters without acceptable ID can still vote with a regular ballot, which is set aside until ID is presented.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
HoursVoting hours vary by county.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNo LegislationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
ElectioneeringProhibited within 100 feet of polling places.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyNo voter registrationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalNo voter registrationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity