Confusion with ND voter ID requirements at the polls
WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) – John Saurer of Wahpeton was not allowed to vote with a valid North Carolina driver’s license and a utility bill with his North Dakota address on it on Election Day.
He was given a provisional ballot. Saurer’s vote will count if he provides a North Dakota ID before the Richland County Canvassing Board meets.
He says he’s been able to vote in past elections with his North Carolina driver’s license and a utility bill. Saurer tells us he called Wahpeton City Hall before Election Day and was told he could use an out-of-state driver’s license to cast his ballot.
“I feel like that is your constitutional right as a United States citizen to vote and when you tell me I can’t vote, I feel like less than a citizen,” Saurer said.
Before 2013, North Dakota voters could sign an affidavit saying they’re eligible to vote in the state. The Legislature removed the provision.
Click here for more information on North Dakota voter ID requirements.