Mover's Guide: North Dakota

August 10, 2010

Elections Division:  800-366-6888

The election is right around the corner and I never updated my registration from my previous address.  What should I do?

North Dakota does not require voters to register.  In order to be eligible to vote, you must be a resident of North Dakota and the precinct in which you want to vote for thirty days before the election in which you want to vote.[1]

If you moved to a new address with a different polling place within 30 days of an election, you must vote at the polling place associated with you old address.[2]

If you have lived at your new address for more than 30 days, you must vote at the polling place of your new address.[3]


[1] North Dakota Secretary of State, North Dakota . . . The Only State Without Voter Registration, available at http://www.nd.gov/sos/forms/pdf/votereg.pdf (last visited June 18, 2010).

[2] N.D. Cent. Code Ann. §§ 16.1-01-04, 16.1-01-05 (2010). 

[3] N.D. Cent. Code Ann. §§ 16.1-01-04, 16.1-01-05.