Your vote is your voice – and casting your ballot is a cornerstone of democracy.
But with the clock ticking down to Election Day 2020, it’s never been more important to finalize your voting plan to ensure your voice is heard.
Return Your Absentee Ballot
Do you still have an absentee ballot? Under North Dakota law, mailed ballots postmarked by the day before the election are to be counted if they arrive in time to be part of the canvassing process the Monday following the election. We recommend mailing your completed ballot today in order for it to arrive on time. You can also deliver your completed ballot to your county auditor's office – deadlines on Nov. 2 vary by county. Either way, don't forget to sign the outside envelope! Then, track the status of your ballot at vote.nd.gov.
If you didn't request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you, you can still skip the lines on Election Day in some counties. Early voting dates and hours vary. Find locations in the Early Voting Available Counties tab on the Secretary of State's website.
Vote on Election Day
If you don’t have time before or just like the tradition, you can head to your local polling place on Nov. 3. Double check your polling location, request time off from work if needed, bring your I.D. and a face mask, and remember this number – 1-866-OUR-VOTE – if you run into any problems while voting. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line by 7 p.m. when the polls close, you can vote – stay in line until you cast your ballot.
If you have problems voting or have additional questions, please call the national, non-partisan Election Protection hotline:
- English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
- Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)
- Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US (1-844-925-5287)
- Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683