Election

Details about the June 2022 Primary Election in Renville County

Renville County will be conducting the Juner 14, 2022 Primary Election as a mail ballot election with one 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 Renville 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 14 Primary Election:

  • Return an absentee ballot to the Renville County Auditor's Office via U.S. Postal Service, postmarked by June 13, 2022 (P.O. Box 68, Mohall, ND 58761-0068)
  • Return an absentee ballot via secure Drop Box located in front of the Renville County Courthouse by Monday, June 13, 2022, 5:00pm (205 Main St E, Mohall, ND)
  • Return an absentee ballot to the Renville County Auditor's Office in person by 5pm CT on Monday, June 13, 2022
  • Vote in person on Election Day, June 14, 2022, between 8 am and 7 pm CT in the Community Room at the Renville County Courthouse

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 at vote.nd.gov. Voters can also verify their voting information and address 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 and returning an Absentee Ballot Application
    • Mid-April
      • Absentee ballot applications will be mailed to all active and inactive voters in Renville County. If an individual does not receive an application in the mail and is unsure if they have already applied for one, they should contact the Auditor's Office at 701.756-6301.
    • June 6, 2022
      • Suggested last day to return an application via mail to the Auditor's Office; after this date, deposit the application in the Drop Box or hand deliver to the Auditor's Office
    • June 10, 2022
      • Last day to hand-deliver or fax (701-756-6301) an application to the Auditor's Office
  • Receiving and returning an Absentee ballot
    • May 5, 2022
      • Auditor's Office begins to mail ballots
    • May 13, 2022
      • Contact the Auditor's Office if an application was submitted, but a ballot has not yet been received
    • June 8, 2022
      • Last day ballots will be mailed to voters
    • June 13, 2022
      • 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 13th, there is no guarantee that it will be postmarked that same day. If mailing on the 13th, it is advised for the voter to go to a post office and ask 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 a ballot dropt box.
      • Ballots returned via secure Drop Box must be deposited by 5 pm CT
      • Ballots returned in person to the Auditor's Office must be received by 5 pm CT
    • June 14, 2022
      • Polling location at Renville County Courthouse will be open from 8 am to 7 pm CT