As public professionals, you play a vital role in shaping and influencing policies affecting your practice and expertise. Every decision made affecting classrooms in K-12 schools and universities, and in public services, is at some level a political decision.

To vote in the 2020 elections, submit the VOTE BY MAIL/ABSENTEE application and make sure to watch your mail! Applications for your Absentee/Vote By Mail ballot will be mailed to North Dakota residents in late April.



1. Check all three boxes

Make sure to check the three boxes for:

  • All Statewide Elections
  • City Elections
  • School Elections

2. Verify your information

Complete the required applicant information and sign.

3. Mail it in

Check that you’ve filled in all the boxes and signed the form. Put the form in the enclosed self-addressed and stamped envelope and mail it in.

You will receive a ballot after your application is received and verified.
Didn’t receive an application?

You can download an application from the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office, or contact your county auditor to get one sent to you.

Accepted forms of ID:

You will need to have a ND drivers license, a ND non-drivers ID, a tribal ID, or a long-term care certificate (for those in assisted living situations) in order to get a ballot.

What if I lose my application?

For help call the ND Secretary of State’s Elections Unit at 701-328-4146 or toll free at 1-800-352-0867, option 6.