If you’re a North Dakota voter, the voter ID you used for this year’s primary may not be valid for the general election.
On 10/8/2018, the Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision requiring voters to present certain types of identification including proof of a residential address in order to vote in November.
This is most likely to affect Native American voters, who have a PO box instead of a residential street address on their voter identification.
According to a notice from Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office, anyone CAN obtain a residential street address quickly and at no cost by notifying the 911 coordinators in any of North Dakota’s 53 counties.
If you do NOT have a residential street address or date of birth on your ID, you need to bring any of the following supplemental documentation:
- 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)
- a paycheck.
See the official North Dakota Secretary of State Voter ID page for more information