FAQ Topic: General Government

On Election Day: In Person Voting Locations

Any qualified elector of Williams County can vote in person at a Vote Center or at a Consolidated Precinct Polling Place, based on the address of their primary residence. To vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on Election Day, have a valid North Dakota ID, tribal ID or a … Continued

How do I apply for assistance with my rent?

If you need assistance with rent, or are experiencing homelessness, you may qualify for assistance programs through the state of North Dakota. Visit the Apply for Help website or contact the North Star Human Service Zone.

Where can I find local resources and services?

For more information about day-to-day resources and services for living in Williams County, including healthcare and behavioral health options and necessities like utilities, visit our local guide, Where in Williams County?.

Before the Election: Absentee Ballot

Voting via absentee ballot means you can cast your ballot prior to Election Day, but your vote is not tallied until Election Day. Absentee Ballot Application To receive an absentee ballot, you must first complete an Absentee Ballot Application.  Applications are only valid from January 1st to December 31st each year. You MUST re-apply each … Continued

Where can I find Williams County ordinances or resolutions?

Ordinances and resolutions passed by the Williams County Board of County Commissioners can be found by searching our virtual Document Center. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact the Auditor’s Office. Click here to directly access the Williams County Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.

How do I get a copy of a death certificate?

Williams County does not provide copies of death certificates. Certified copies of North Dakota death certificates can be obtained from the ND Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records.

Where can I get my fingerprints taken?

New Fingerprinting Hours: Beginning 7/3/2024, fingerprinting will be on Wednesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office offers fingerprinting every Wednesday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Williams County Law Enforcement Center (223 E Broadway); individuals are fingerprinted on a first … Continued

Where can I find maps of the County?

The Williams County GIS Department creates and manages geospatial data and maps for the County. Downloadable and online maps, including the Address and Parcel Explorer (formerly known as the Parcel Viewer), can be accessed by clicking here.

Where can I find meeting agendas?

Agendas for public meetings held in 2021 can be downloaded from our Meetings Portal as they are released by each board, commission, or committee. To obtain agendas from public meetings held prior to January 2021, please contact the Communications Department. Historical agendas will be added to the Meetings Portal in the near future.

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