Important: Minot Area Voting & Election Information

We’ll have candidate information available for you next week (we’re assuming you’ll want to cram your election research at the last minute :)), but if you’re interested in early and absentee voting, here’s the information you need to know.

What You Need to Vote

North Dakota does not require voter registration, but a valid North Dakota ID (Drivers License or similar) is required. It needs to include your name, current address, and date of birth. To be eligible to vote, you need to have lived at that residence at least 30 days before the election. Here’s some more info from the Secretary of State’s website.

If you’ve recently moved, you need to update your ID!

Early Voting

Early voting will take place June 6-9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Ward County Administration Building. Early voting procedures are the same as election day voting. You will be required to show your ID with your current address and date of birth.

Absentee Ballots & Voting

If you want to vote with an absentee ballot, you will need to complete an absentee ballot application. The application can be turned in by mail (Ward County Auditor, P.O. Box 5005, Minot, North Dakota 58702), FAX(701-857-6424 ), or in person. Here’s a bit more information.

  • If you need a ballot mailed to you, the application must be turned in 5 weekdays before the election.
  • If you are mailing your ballot in or returning it in person, it must be turned in or postmarked by Monday, June 13th — one day before the election.
  • If you have additional needs or are a military member living abroad, the County’s website has more information.

Where You Vote!

Minot has many polling locations depending on which Ward you live in. The easiest way to find out where you vote is by using the Secretary of State’s polling location tool. Follow this link to figure out what Ward you live in and where you vote. On June 14th, polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Josh Wolsky

Editor and Publisher of TheMinotVoice, Developer of the #ForMinot Network,  Co-Host of #GoodTalk Minot, Advocate and Friend of the Souris River, Former City Alderman, and clearly -- all things #MakeMinot. Go ahead, don't wait for permission!

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