A change in North Dakota law will no longer require a valid ID to vote this coming November.
The state’s voter ID law will revert to the system that was in place before the 2013 legislative session.
Those without a valid ID card are now able to cast a vote by filling out an affidavit stating their name, birthday and place of residence.
A federal judge recently blocked the state’s old voter ID law saying it disproportionately affected minorities.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger says affidavits are now available to all voters.
“We believe the affidavit will cover all the cases where individuals may come to the polls and may not have one of the four recognized forms of identifications and they will be able to cast a vote by executing the affidavit,” says Secretary of State Al Jaeger
Jaeger says about a third of North Dakota’s votes are sent in by mail or absentee ballot.