Healthy Voting in North Dakota

For the June 9, 2020 primary election in North Dakota

  • Polling locations will not be open on Election Day.
  • Secure ballot drop-off locations are available.

  • There is no early voting for this election.

  • All voters can request an absentee ballot.

Healthy Voting tips

Voting by mail is a healthy option because it lets you maintain physical distance and helps reduce crowding at in-person voting centers.

If you go out to vote - whether to drop off a ballot or vote in person - follow these common-sense precautions:

  • Wear a mask or other face covering.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet to protect yourself, election workers, and other voters.
  • Before and after voting, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

If you are sick or concerned that you have been exposed to the coronavirus, seek medical care. If you don’t have an absentee ballot, contact your local election office for guidance about your voting options.


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Voting by mail is a healthy option because you vote at home. If you go out at all, it's only to mail or drop off your ballot.

Voting by mail is also called absentee or mail ballots in North Dakota.

Deadline to return your ballot
Postmarked by Election Day, June 8 for mailed ballots
OR
Delivered by Election Day, June 9 at 4:00 pm to a drop-off location

You can track your ballot online.

How to get your ballot

All registered voters are mailed an application to vote by absentee ballot.

The deadline to request a ballot is May 28, 2020.

You can:

  • Fill out and return the request form you received in the mail.
  • Download, print, and mail a request form.
  • Call or visit your local elections office.

If you missed the deadline to request a ballot, contact your elections office for any last-minute or emergency options.

How to return your ballot

Mail it:

  • Put it in your own mailbox for the mail carrier to collect.
  • Put it in a Post Office blue mailbox.
  • Take it to a post office.

Return it in person:

Make sure your ballot counts! Remember...

  • Be sure to sign the declaration on the return envelope.

  • You have to put a stamp on your ballot envelope.

  • Include a copy of your ID with your ballot.

Healthy tips for voting by mail in North Dakota

  • If you return your ballot at a mailbox or drop box, wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds.
  • If you go out to drop off your ballot, practice physical distancing and wear a mask or other face covering to protect yourself and others.
  • If you need to buy stamps, consider using the Post Office’s online store, usps.com.
  • If you go to a post office or store to buy stamps, wear a mask or other face covering to protect yourself, the postal clerk, and other people.
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