Frequently Asked Questions

In light of COVID-19, how can I vote in the June Primary?

Updated 04/13/2020

McLean County residents will be receiving an absentee application in the mail from N.D. SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE in April 2020.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McLean County Commissioners passed a resolution on April 2, 2020, to administer the Primary Election on June 9, 2020, SOLELY VOTE BY MAIL (VBM). This means MCLEAN COUNTY WILL NOT HAVE ANY OPEN POLLING SITES on Election Day. All McLean County residents in the current voting system will receive an absentee voter application to complete and return by mail to the McLean County Auditor’s Office. If you do not receive an application by April 30, 2020, please contact the McLean County Auditor’s Office.


When completing the application, if you wish to vote by mail in the City, School, Special and General Elections please mark the option labeled All Statewide Elections. This will allow the Auditor’s office to automatically take steps to insure you receive ballots for the elections you are requesting and does not require the voter to fill out another application for the November General Election.


Upon receipt of the completed application, the voter will be mailed a ballot for their precinct, along with a secrecy envelope, a return envelope, and instructions for completing and returning their ballot.


The Express Vote equipment for anyone needing assistance with voting will be available at the McLean County Courthouse upon appointment, please call 701-462-8541 to make arrangements.


If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact the McLean County Auditor’s Office at 701-462-8541.