NDDOT visiting reservations to issue non-driver photo IDs for voting

InForum News Brief FSA

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Transportation will visit three tribal reservations to provide non-driver photo identification cards that can be used for voting purposes.

The photo ID cards will be issued for North Dakota residents who do not have a driver's license or a tribal identification card. The non-driver photo ID provided at these locations will be free to residents who are 18 and older.

NDDOT staff will obtain photos and documents at tribal locations. The paperwork will be processed overnight, and the photo ID card will be mailed to residents within five days.

The dates and times for the photo ID events are as follows:

  • Spirit Lake Nation: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 23 — The Blue Building, 816 Third Ave. N., Fort Totten.
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 28 — Courthouse, 303 Second Ave., Fort Yates.
  • Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 29 — location to be determined

Documents needed to receive a non-driver photo ID card:


  1. Must provide a certified birth certificate, court-issued name change if applies (certified marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption order)
  2. Social Security card
  3. Proof of North Dakota resident physical address

For questions about photo ID events, call the state Indian Affairs Commission office at 701-328-2428. For more information about North Dakota voting requirements, go to state website: .

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