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
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.
- 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
- 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:
- At a secure ballot drop-off location.
- Find a ballot drop-off location near you at your local elections website.
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.
Post on Twitter Share on Facebook Download PDF Pocket Guide
How to fold your PDF Pocket Guide