Elections

Candidate Filing Deadline – April 8, 2024 – 4:00 PM

The deadline for filing a petition to have your name appear on the June 11, 2024 Primary Election ballot is Monday, April 8, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Offices that will appear on the county ballot include:
(2) County Commissioners (at large) – 4-year terms
Sheriff – unexpired 2-year term

Any eligible Cavalier County resident wishing to have his/her name on the ballot can pick up a petition packet at the Cavalier County Auditor’s Office, 901 3rd Street, Langdon, ND 58249.  For further information, please call 701-256-2229.

Vote by Mail

Cavalier County will be conducting the June 11, 2024 Primary Election as a mail ballot election with one (1) physical polling location. The authority for a County Commission to conduct mail ballot elections is authorized by North Dakota Century Code, Chapter 16.1-11.1-01. A mail ballot election requires at least one physical polling location and for the County Auditor to mail absentee ballot applications to all active voters that have not previously applied for an absentee ballot that year. Absentee ballots are only sent to citizens that have completed an application that has been verified by the Cavalier County Auditor’s Office.

Although a mail ballot election is typically referred to as “Vote by Mail,” there are several ways to submit a ballot for the June 2024 Primary Election:

  • Return an absentee ballot to the Cavalier County Auditor’s Office via U.S. Postal Service, postmarked by June 10, 2024 (901 3rd Street – Suite 15, Langdon, ND 58249)
  • Return an absentee ballot via secure drop box by 5:00 pm CT on June 10, 2024. Drop box is located at the Cavalier County Courthouse – Door 1, 901 3rd Street, Langdon, ND
  • Return an absentee ballot to the Cavalier County Auditor’s Office in person by 4:30 pm CT on June 10, 2024 (Cavalier County Courthouse, 901 3rd Street, Langdon, ND)
  • Vote in person on Election Day, June 10, 2024, between 9 am and 7 pm CT at the Cavalier County Courthouse, 901 3rd Street, Langdon, ND

Valid ID

Whether a citizen votes by absentee ballot or in-person, valid identification including the voter’s name, current residential address, and date of birth is required. Options include a North Dakota driver’s license, a nondriver’s identification card, ID issued by a tribal government, or a long-term care identification certificate. More information about voter identification can be found online at vote.nd.gov. Voters can also verify their voting information and address online at vote.nd.gov. If a voter is unable to update their current address before election day, then the voter MUST bring with them a document such as a lease, utility bill, or bank statement showing their current residential address.

Important dates for the public to be aware of:

  • Receiving an Absentee Ballot Application
    • May 1-2
      • Absentee ballot applications (green postcards) will be mailed to all active voters in Cavalier County. If an individual does not receive an application in the mail, they should contact the Auditor’s Office at 701-256-2229.
  • Returning an Absentee Ballot
    • June 10
      • 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 June 10th, there is no guarantee that it will be postmarked that same day. If mailing on June 10th, 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 the secure drop box.
      • Ballots returned via secure drop box must be deposited by 5:00 pm CT
      • Ballots returned in person to the Auditor’s Office must be received by 4:30 pm CT
    • June 11
      • Polling location (Cavalier County Courthouse – 901 3rd Street, Langdon, ND) will be open from 9 am to 7 pm CT

*Please note that for voters that may need special assistance in reading or marking their ballot, an assistive ballot marking device will be available in the Auditor’s Office at the Courthouse during normal business hours beginning forty days prior to the election through election day.

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ELECTION TIPS: Don’t forget! 

  1. UPDATE your ND Driver’s License with your most current residence to ensure you receive a ballot application.
  2. REVIEW your ballot application information, including mailing address if it is different from your residence.
  3. SIGN your ballot application before returning it to the Auditor’s Office

Once you receive your ballot:

  1. When voting your ballot, CROSS OVER VOTES do not count in the Primary. You must vote one party with the exception of No-Party races, County or City races, and all measures.
  2. Place your voted ballot into the brown SECRECY ENVELOPE, seal it, and then into the white ballot return envelope
  3. SIGN your ballot return envelope
  4. POSTAGE is required to return your ballot if you choose to mail it.
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