NOTICE: Due to the health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the 2020 Primary Election was held entirely as a ‘Vote By Mail‘ election with no in-person polling locations open. For the upcoming November 3rd, 2020 General Election we will have the Early Voting Precinct open at the Courthouse as well as our Vote Center (Jamestown Civic Center) on Election Day.
For a list of frequently asked questions follow the link below.
Voting In North Dakota
CAN I VOTE?
In order to vote in North Dakota, you must be;
- A U.S. Citizen
- At least 18 years old on election day
- A legal North Dakota resident
- A resident in the precinct for 30 days preceding the election
North Dakota does not currently have voter registration however the State does require you to provide an acceptable form of ID.
WHAT IS AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF ID?
Polling Place Voting
A Valid North Dakota:
- Driver’s license
- Non-driver’s identification card
- Tribal government issued identification card (including those issued by BIA for a tribe located in North Dakota, any other tribal agency or entity, or any other document that sets forth the tribal member’s name, date of birth, and current North Dakota residential address)
- Long-term care identification certificate (provided by ND facility)
- North Dakota form of identification listed above
- Passport or Military ID – Only for North Dakota residents living outside the United States who do not possess one of the other forms of identification.
- Attester – An applicant living with a disability that prevents the individual from traveling away from the individual’s home to obtain an acceptable form of identification may use an attester. The attester must provide his or her name, North Dakota driver’s license, non-driver’s, or tribal identification number, and sign the absentee/mail ballot application form to attest to the applicant’s North Dakota residency and voting eligibility.
Identification must include the voter’s Name, Residential Address and Birth Date.
WHAT IF I CAN’T PROVIDE ANY OF THESE?
If an individual’s valid form of identification does not include the North Dakota residential address or date of birth, or the North Dakota residential address is not current, the individual may supplement the identification with a current utility bill; a current bank statement; a check or a document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government (including those issued by BIA for a tribe located in North Dakota, any other tribal agency or entity, or any other document that sets forth the tribal member’s name, date of birth, and current North Dakota residential address); or a paycheck.
WHAT WILL MY BALLOT LOOK LIKE?
Sample ballots are available for every election. They are posted in the County’s official newspaper (The Jamestown Sun) as well as being available online at the North Dakota Secretary of State’s website.
WHERE DO I VOTE?
For Primary and General Elections, all residents of Stutsman County can vote at the Civic Center in Jamestown on Election Day. All residents may also take advantage of the Early Voting Precinct located at the Stutsman County Courthouse two weeks prior to Election Day.