The Williams County Auditor's Office administers primary, general and special county, state, and federal elections. June Primary Elections include city elections. School Districts administer their own elections. Elections are normally held every two years on even years.
The City of Williston will hold a Special Election for the Repeal of City Pit Bull Ordinances.
- Date: September 26, 2023
- Location: Williston ARC (822 18th St E) Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3
- Polling Hours: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm CT
Unofficial results of the September 26 City of Williston Pitbull Special Election:
Yes – 518 (in favor of the repeal)
No – 554 (not in of the repeal)
Canvassing will take place on October 6 at 1 pm in the Appam Conference Room of the Williams County Administration Building. The Board will then verify the unofficial results.
|Submit Absentee Ballot Application||Return your application to the Auditor’s Office by mail, Drop Box at the Williams County Administration Building, or in-person no later than September 15 if you would like your ballot mailed to you.|
|Receive Absentee Ballot||If you mailed your application before September 15, a ballot will be mailed back to you.
Ballots can be obtained in person at the Williams County Auditor’s Office between August 17, 2023 and September 25, 2023, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT, Monday through Friday.
|Submit Absentee Ballot||By mail: Must be postmarked no later than Monday, September 25. If you arrive at the Post Office to mail it ON September 25, you must ask for it to be “hand cancelled”
Drop Box or Auditor's Office Counter: No later than Monday, September 25 at 5 pm CT
|Vote at the Polls (if you did not vote via Absentee Ballot)||Election Day: September 26, 2023 at the Williston ARC
Polls will be open from 8 am - 7 pm CT
|City of Williston Special Election Canvassing Board Meeting||Located in the Appam Room in the Williams County Administration Building on October 6, 2023|
North Dakota does not have voter registration. To be eligible to vote in North Dakota, a voter must be:
- A citizen of the United States;
- If you are a new citizen and your ID lists permanent or temporary - you will need to update it before Election Day at the North Dakota Department of Transportation to properly reflect your new citizen status.
- Eighteen years or older on the day of election;
- A resident of North Dakota; and
- A resident who has resided in the precinct at least thirty days immediately preceding any election; and
- Able to provide a valid form of identification such as a North Dakota driver’s license, nondriver ID, or tribal ID that includes your current residential address and date of birth.
- If your residential and mailing address is not current, you can update it online.
- If an individual’s valid form of identification does not include all the information required in 16.1-01-04.1(2) of the North Dakota Century Code, or the information is not current, the identification must be supplemented by presenting any of the documents as outlined in section 16.1-01-04.1(3)(b) of the NDCC.
If you are unsure if you will have the proper documentation to vote in an election, please contact the Williams County Auditor's Office.