Vote Like A Mother: How to Vote in Fargo & Moorhead

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It’s almost election time, and we want to share some details surrounding when and how to vote in Fargo and Moorhead. Whether you are in Fargo or West Fargo (Cass County) or Moorhead (Clay County), we have all the information you to vote by early mail, early in person, or on Election Day!

VOTING IN NORTH DAKOTA

Full details on voting in ND can be found at vote.nd.gov.

Registering to Vote

ND does not require voters to register to vote, but to vote in person you’ll need a valid ID. If you have moved, be sure to update your address here.

ID Required

Whether you vote by absentee ballot or in-person, valid identification including your name, current address, and date of birth is required. Options include a North Dakota driver’s license, a nondriver’s ID, or an ID issued by a tribal government. 
 
If a voter you can’t update your current address before election day, then you MUST bring a document showing your current residential address (such as a lease, utility bill, or bank statement).

Early Voting By Mail or Drop-Off

You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by mail by October 23 (Cass County Finance office suggests October 16 to be safe). After this date, applications can continue to be submitted in the Cass County Courthouse’s ballot drop box.
 
October 30th is the last day absentee ballots will be mailed to voters.
 
You must return your ballot to the Cass County Courthouse’s ballot drop box by 5:00 p.m. on November 2nd. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by this date as well.
 
Download the application for an absentee ballot here. Mail applications to Cass County Finance at PO Box 2806, Fargo, ND 58108 or drop in the secure box on the courthouse plaza at 211 9th St. S. Fargo, ND.

Early Voting In-Person

You can vote early in person on the following dates, along with a valid ID. 

October 19 – October 24 (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Ramada Inn: 3333 13th Ave S, Fargo
DoubleTree Inn: 825 E Beaton Dr, West Fargo 
FargoDome: 1800 N University Dr, Fargo

See all locations on a map here

October 26 – October 31 (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Ramada Inn: 3333 13th Ave S, Fargo
DoubleTree Inn: 825 E Beaton Dr, West Fargo 
FargoDome: 1800 N University Dr, Fargo
Fargo Civic Center: 207 4th St N, Fargo
Hilton Garden Inn: 4351 17th Ave S, Fargo
Days Inn Casselton: 2050 Governor’s Dr, Casselton

See all locations on a map here

November 2 – November 3 (Election Day) (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Ramada Inn: 3333 13th Ave S, Fargo
DoubleTree Inn: 825 E Beaton Dr, West Fargo 
FargoDome: 1800 N University Dr, Fargo
Fargo Civic Center: 207 4th St N, Fargo
Hilton Garden Inn: 4351 17th Ave S, Fargo
Days Inn Casselton: 2050 Governor’s Dr, Casselton

See all locations on a map here

Voting In-Person on Election Day

See all locations on a map here
 
For more information, contact:
Cass County Finance Office (701) 241-5600
 
More information can be found at www.casscountynd.gov/elections. 
 
 

VOTING IN MINNESOTA

Full details on voting in MN can be found at mnvotes.org. 

Registering to Vote

You must register to vote in Minnesota. You can check if you are registered to vote or register online here

You can also register to vote on Election Day with proper documentation. 

ID Required

Once you register to vote, you do not need to show ID when you show up to your assigned polling place. If you did NOT register to vote before Election Day, you must show proof of your current address. For example, you can show a current Minnesota driver’s license or state ID. Or you can show a photo ID that has your old address, along with a bill that shows your current address. 

Early Voting by Mail or Drop-Off

You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by mail prior to voting by mail or drop-off. Your returned ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by Clay County by November 10. They can also be returned by mail or dropped off no later than 3:00 p.m. on November 3rd at the Clay County Courthouse (807 11th St N, Moorhead).
 
Download the application for an absentee ballot here

Early Voting In Person

Early in-person voting starts and runs through Nov 2nd. Vote in-person at the Clay County Courthouse (807 11th St N, Moorhead).

Vote in Person on Election Day

You can vote at your designated polling location on November 3, 2020 between 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Find a list of polling places by ward here, or a map of polling locations by ward here

For more information, contact the Clay County Auditor’s Office at (218) 299-5006 or visit claycountymn.gov/283/Election-Information

 

We hope you found this guide helpful, and you’re excited to get out and vote!

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