North Dakota elections, 2013
North Dakota election information for 2013 is listed below.
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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Voting in North Dakota
- See also: Voting in North Dakota
Important voting information
- North Dakota uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference.
- North Dakota is the only state without voter registration. It was abolished in 1951.
- See also: Absentee voting by state
For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in North Dakota, please visit our absentee voting by state page.
North Dakota is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 15 days before an election and ends on the day prior to election day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.
Elections Performance Index
North Dakota ranked 1st out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. North Dakota received an overall score of 82 percent.
State of North Dakota
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