Election Day is November 3, 2020
Voting as an NDSU student:
Voting is a right of citizens of the United States of America, though at times, the process of voting presents barriers—particularly for college students.
Understanding that even small inconveniences may deter voters, NDSU encourages the use of TurboVote to all faculty, staff, and students for more information of the voting process in local, state, and federal elections.
Register to vote:
North Dakota Registration:
You do not need to register to vote in North Dakota.
Out of State:
Each state has different deadlines and processes related to registering to vote. You can either visit the Secretary of State’s website for your home state or sign-up for TurboVote and it will do the work for you.
How do you plan on casting your vote?
Absentee Ballot (by mail)
You must submit a request for an absentee ballot. Once you receive your absentee ballot, you must submit it by your state’s deadline. To request an absentee ballot, sign-up for TurboVote and it will walk you through the process. You can also request an absentee ballot by visiting the Secretary of State’s website for your home state.
In-Person (at the polls)
Step 1: Find out where your polling place is based on your voter precinct. If you’re voting in North Dakota, you can find your polling location by typing in your ND address on this site
Step 2: Bring an approved form of ID with you to vote. Check on your state’s website to see what forms of ID are accepted. In North Dakota, you can bring one of the following forms of ID with your current residential address and date of birth:
1. Driver’s license
2. Non-driver ID
3. Tribal ID - for more information regarding Tribal voting in North Dakota, click here.
Step 3: Show up to vote on November 3rd.
For more information about voting as a college student in North Dakota:
College student voting can seem very complicated based on where your permanent residence is. Refer to the document College Student Voting for more information or to the 2020 North Dakota Student Association Voting Guide.