How to VOTE in the Dem-NPL Presidential Primary

1. Vote By Mail
The Vote-By-Mail request period has now ended.
If you have any questions regarding your mail-in ballot, you may e-mail
Your ballot must be postmarked by March 5, 2020 to be counted and must include the signed
Pledge of Support for the Democratic Party.
If you don’t know which District you live in, please click here and enter your address.

2. Firehouse Caucus
If you are a qualified voter in ND, you can participate and vote in person at a designated location
on March 10, 2020. Polls will be open from 11am CST to 7pm CST. Each voter will be required to
sign in, notate their selection of candidate, and sign a Pledge of Support for the Democratic
Polling Locations will be in: Fargo, Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Jamestown, Devils
Lake, Valley City, Dickinson, Wahpeton, and on four of the five tribal reservations. Find your
location below.
Votes will be counted by machine in Burleigh County and Cass County. A third-party election
vendor will tabulate and produce results.
** Please note: unlike the traditional presidential caucus that took place in 2016, at the firehouse caucus, you can simply complete your ballot and leave the site.

Important Dates to Know
  • January 20 – First day to request a Vote By Mail Ballot
  • February 25, 5pm – Last day to request a Vote By Mail Ballot
  • March 5 – Vote By Mail Ballots must be postmarked by this date
  • March 10 – Firehouse Caucus (In-Person Primary Voting)
  • March 14 – Deadline to apply for “District Level” National Delegate position
  • March 19-22 – State Convention – Election of District Level National Delegates
  • March 27 – Deadline to apply for “PLEO” and “At-Large” National Delegate position
  • April 4 – National Delegation meeting – Election of “PLEO” and “At-Large” National Delegates
  • July 12-17 – Democratic National Convention
March 10 Firehouse Caucus Locations
  • Fargo               – Fargo – Moorhead AFL-CIO, 3002 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102
  • Grand Forks  –  IBEW, 1714 N Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58203
  • Bismarck        – AFL-CIO House of Labor, 1323 E Front Ave # 1, Bismarck, ND 58504
  • Minot              – IBEW, 125 35th Ave NE, Minot, ND 58703
  • Williston         – James Memorial Preservation, Classroom, 621 1st Ave W, Williston, ND 58801
  • Jamestown      – Gladstone Hotel, Gladstone I Conference Room, 111 2nd St NE, Jamestown, ND 58401
  • Devils Lake    – Holiday Inn Express, 875 Hwy 2 East, Devils Lake, ND 58301
  • Valley City      – Straus Mall, Upper floor, 200 Central Ave N, Valley City, ND 58072
  • Dickinson       – Dickinson Elks Lodge, 501 Elks Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601
  • Belcourt         –  Sky Dancer Casino & Resort, Event Center, 3965 Sky Dancer Way NE, Belcourt, ND 58316
  • Fort Yates    – Standing Rock High School, Gymnasium, 9189 ND-24, Fort Yates, ND 58538
  • New Town     – Northern Lights Center, 710 East Ave, New Town, ND 58763
  • Wahpeton     – Wahpeton Community Center, 304 5th St S, Wahpeton, ND 58075
  • Fort Totten    – Cankdeska Cikana Community College – Gymnasium, 214 1st Avenue, Fort Totten, ND 58335
Polling sites will be open on March 10 from 10 am MST 6 pm MST; 11 am CST to 7 pm CST.

North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party

Sanders Wins North Dakota In High Turnout Election

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s final Democratic presidential primary results show that Sen. Bernie Sanders has won the state with 7,682 votes. Joe Biden received 5,742. Tulsi Gabbard received 89.

The turnout was incredibly high at 14,546 voters.

The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party Chair Kylie Oversen said:

“Congratulations to Sen. Sanders and his supporters for their victory and the hard work they did to win North Dakota. Thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible for so many people to make their voices heard. It’s exciting to see so many people engaged for such an important election. Let’s keep this momentum going through November!”

More to come on the proportion of delegates for each candidate as the information is available.


North Dakota Democratic-NPL
For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020

Dem-NPL to Host Virtual State Convention

BISMARCK, ND - In light of the necessary cancellation of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL State Convention, the party has chosen to conduct its convention business virtually. Below is an outline of the tentative plan and schedule:

•    The Dem-NPL is committed to meeting its obligations to our delegates, candidates, and supporters and ensuring that everyone has a voice in our nominating process and in conducting other convention business.
•    Through a virtual process, we will be endorsing candidates for statewide office, electing our DNC Committeeman and Committeewoman, and electing delegates to represent our state at the Democratic National Convention in July. Our Platform and Resolutions Committee will conduct the business of drafting and approving a Platform at a later date.
•    The Dem-NPL staff and leadership is working closely with each District Chair to ensure all delegates and alternates are properly registered and credentialed prior to any votes being taken.
•    All candidates (for statewide office, DNC committee member, and national delegate) have been given the opportunity to create and submit a video or a written statement announcing their candidacy. These videos will be posted on the Dem-NPL website and will be made available to all delegates and the general public. In addition, the candidates for statewide office are organizing a "virtual townhall" that will allow supporters from each District to meet and ask questions of the candidates. This townhall is scheduled for Friday - details forthcoming. Finally, the Dem-NPL has also created a private Facebook group that allows delegates to digitally interact with candidates over the week.
•    On Saturday, through the Simply Voting platform, delegates will be certified and allowed to cast their ballot electronically for all of the aforementioned candidates. The Dem-NPL anticipates releasing results from these elections on early Saturday evening

'While we are all facing uncertain times as our communities and world continue to manage the COVID- 19 pandemic, the Dem-NPL remains committed to promoting an open, transparent process and encouraging full participation in our democracy and in the business of our party," said Kylie Oversen, Chairwoman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. "We wish to reiterate our thanks for the patience our delegates, candidates, and supporters have shown as we navigate these new circumstances."

District-Level Candidates for National Delegate

North Dakota Democratic-NPL
April 4, 2020 facebook post

We are excited to announce the full delegation that will represent North Dakota at the Democratic National Convention!

Delegates for Senator Bernie Sanders:
- Andrea Denault
- John Strand
- Kathrin Volochenko
- Patrick Engelhart
- Hamida Dakane
- Rep. Ruth Buffalo
- TeeJay Zenker
- Michael Lopez
- Will Thompson (Alternate)

Delegates for Vice President Joe Biden:
- George Sinner, Jr.
- Melanie Heitkamp
- Cesar Alvarez
- Thomasine Heitkamp
- Rep. Laurie Beth Hager
- Timoteo Hines
- Mark Haugen (Alternate)

Unpledged Delegates:
- Kylie Oversen
- Patrick Hart
- Rep. Josh Boschee
- Dina Baird

Standing Committee members:
- Chad Nodland
- Mary Schneider
- Tom Dickson

Many congrats to all who stepped up to run! We are honored to put forth a diverse, talented slate of delegates who will represent our state well!