Election Information


General Election: November 3, 2020

There are two ways to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election: absentee ballot or in person.

To vote in the election you must be at least 18 years old by November 3rd, have valid identification, and be a U.S. Citizen. For more information about identification requirements, and to verify your voter information, please visit the Secretary of State's website.

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Important Dates

Receiving and returning an Absentee Ballot Application
  • Mid-September
    • Absentee ballot applications will be mailed to all active voters in Williams County that have not previously applied for a November ballot. If an individual does not receive an application in the mail and is unsure if they have already applied for one, they should contact the Auditor’s Office at 701-577-4500.
  • October 16
    • Suggested last day to return an application via mail to the Auditor's Office; after this date, deposit the application in a Ballot Box or hand deliver to the Auditor’s Office
  • October 26
    • Last day to hand-deliver or fax (701-577-4510) an application to the Auditor's Office

Receiving and returning an Absentee Ballot

  • September 24
    • Auditor’s Office begins to mail ballots
  • October 23
    • Contact the Auditor's Office if an application was submitted, but a ballot has not yet been received
  • October 26
    • Last day ballots will be mailed to voters
  • November 2
    • Ballots returned via mail must be postmarked by this date. This does NOT mean put it in the mail that day. If a ballot is mailed ON November 2nd, there is no guarantee that it will be postmarked that same day. If mailing on the 2nd, it is advised for the voter to go to a post office and asked for a hand stamp of the postmark for that day. It is recommended to return a ballot via USPS at least two weeks before the election; if submitting your ballot within two weeks of the election, it is recommended to use a ballot box.
    • Ballots returned via secure ballot box must be deposited by 5 pm CT
    • Ballots returned in person to the Auditor's Office must be received by 5 pm CT
  • November 3
    • Polling locations (Williston ARC and Tioga Community Center) will be open from 8 am to 7 pm CT
    • Absentee ballots are not accepted at polling locations on Election Day
Map of Polling Locations and Ballot Boxes
  • Polling Locations are open on Tuesday November 3, 2020 from 8 am to 7 pm CT
  • Ballot Boxes are open until November 2, 2020, at 5 pm CT (the day before the election)

206 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047


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