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What College Students Need to Know About Voting

Voting in North Dakota
College students busy with classes, tests and social lives can find it easy to overlook what's going on outside of campus life. Voting in the upcoming election is definitely among the more important events coming up, and something many students will want to put on their "to do" list.

There are two ways to vote - by mail or in person - and there are good reasons for each.

Voting Absentee/By Mail: Students may want to vote absentee because they have strong feelings about candidates or issues "back home" or simply prefer the convenience of voting by mail. To do so, simply complete an application to receive a ballot, which will be sent by mail. Absentee ballot applications are available online at

Voting in Person: Students also have good reasons to prefer voting in person, such as supporting local candidates or issues, or simply to have the experience of stepping into a voting booth to cast their vote. While driving to their home voting precinct on Election Day is certainly an option, for most students, this will mean voting in the precinct they live in during the school year.

Students have the option of voting in their hometown or voting in their college town. Please visit to learn more about voting options for college students.

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