2018 Election Information   


        New 2018 Voting Information:

  • New Voting Location for all Minot Residents is the Minot Municipal Auditorium.
  • Residents of Des Lacs, Makoti, Ryder and South Prairie precincts will no longer vote at their previous locations, but will receive ballots by mail. 

June 12, 2018 Primary Election 

  • Last day to file an Affidavit of Candidacy is April 9th.
  • Early voting for the upcoming 2018 Primary June Election will be held Monday, June 4th through Friday, June 8th.
  • Hours of Operation each day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rooms 106 & 108
  • Ward County Administration Building
  • 225 3rd Street SE, Minot, ND
  • Primary Election Day voting will take place at the Minot Municipal Auditorium on Tuesday, June 12th in Room 201 from 7:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.       

November 6, 2018 General Election

  • Early voting for the November 2018 General Election will be held Monday, October 29th through Friday, November 2nd.
  • Hours of Operation each day: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rooms 106 & 108
  • Ward County Administration Building
  •  225 3rd Street, SE, Minot, ND
  • General Election Day voting will take place at the Minot Municipal Auditorium Armory (east side of the building) on Tuesday, November 6th from 7:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballots can be obtained by following the instructions below.
Voter Information  

  • **NEW** All Minot Residents Will Now Vote at the Minot Municipal Auditorium.
  • North Dakota is the only state that does not have voter registration.
  • ID is required for Voting.  According to NDCC 16.1-05.07 the identification must include your name, CURRENT Residential Address and date of birth.  Click here for more information.
    • Driver's license
    • Non-driver's identification card
    • Tribal government issued identification card
    • Long-term care identification certificate (provided by ND facility)
    • Voters Affidavit
  • Are you qualified to vote in North Dakota? Click here for more information.
  • If you are a Military or Overseas voter please see Absentee Ballot information below.
 **In order to vote, you need NORTH DAKOTA IDENTIFICATION with your CURRENT Ward County address and your date of birth. **

Early Voting

Early voting gives voters the opportunity to cast a ballot in person at a designated precinct prior to Election Day.  The procedure of the Early Vote precinct is the some as the Election Day precincts with the voter showing their ID, obtaining and marking a ballot, and feeding the ballot through the scanner to be counted.  All ballots cast at the Early Vote precinct are tabulated on Election night with the results included in the overall total.  

Absentee Ballot Information

 In order to obtain an absentee ballot voters must complete an absentee ballot application and return it to the Ward County Auditor, P.O. Box 5005, Minot, North Dakota 58702 no later than 5 weekdays prior to the election.  Applications are accepted in person, via mail or fax.  If an application is received through the mail or fax, our office will mail a ballot to the address provided.  Voters will be able to obtain a ballot in person by coming to the Auditor/Treasurer's office.  Ballots must be returned to our office or postmarked no later than one day prior to the election.
Voters not able to personally obtain a ballot may authorize an agent to obtain one for them by filling out an absentee ballot application-agent authorization. This authorizes someone to receive a ballot for another. A particular person is allowed to be an agent for up to three other individuals.

Voters who are uniformed service members, dependents or U.S. citizens living outside the United States may obtain an absentee ballot by filling out a federal post card application and returning it to the Ward County Auditor, P.O. Box 5005, Minot, North Dakota 58702. 

Precinct Information

        Find your polling place by clicking here
         Ward County Precinct Map

Election Results 

 Available after the polls close on election night

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