Elections & Voting

VOTING In Horace

For a variety of voting information, visit the Cass County election information website or call the Cass County Auditor's Office at (701) 241-5600. To vote in a City of Horace election, you must be a city resident for at least 30 days prior to the election. You must also be at least 18 years old, a North Dakota resident, and a citizen of the United States.

There is no formal voter registration process in North Dakota. To vote, simply go to your designated precinct and present an accepted form of identification. Elections in Horace are administered by the Cass County Auditor's office. Obtain information on absentee voting or where to vote or by filling out the e-mail contact form on the Cass County website or by calling (701) 241-5600 

Running for City Office

A person shall be eligible to hold an elective city office if that person is a qualified voter of the city and has been a resident of the city for at least 9 months preceding the election. A person shall be eligible to hold an appointive city office if he or she is a citizen of the United States. (NDCC § 40-13-01).

Upcoming Election
June 14, 2022
City Council (2 seats) 
Application to apply will be available January 1, 2022

City Council: A person is eligible to the office of council member if the person is a qualified voter and resident within the ward for which the person was elected except in cities where council members are elected at large and not required to be a resident of the ward for which the person is elected pursuant to NDCC § 40-08-04.2, yet they must be a qualified voter within the city.

A Complete Filing Must Include:

  1. A Petition/Certificate of Nomination (SFN 2704) containing the required number of signatures of qualified electors; and
  2. A Statement of Interests (SFN 10172)

Petition / Certificate of Nomination
Such documents may not be circulated or signed prior to January 1, 2022.

When and Where to File
Candidates may not file earlier than January 3, 2022, nor later than 4:00 p.m. on the 64th day before the June 14, 2022, regularly scheduled city election.

The filing deadline with the City Auditor is 4:00 p.m. on April 11, 2022. Filings must be in the physical possession of the City Auditor’s office by the filing deadline. If a city election is not held in conjunction with a county election, the filing deadline with the city auditor is 4:00 p.m. on the 64th day before the scheduled city election.

WHEN TO CIRCULATE: Candidates may not begin circulating the Petition/Certificate of Nomination prior to January 1 preceding the election.

HOW TO CIRCULATE: Each individual Petition/Certificate of Nomination must be circulated with the completed information shown above and must be made
available to each signer at the time of signing.

A candidate can petition to have their name placed on the ballot and will require
44 valid signatures of qualified electors (for Horace City Council - two open seats),
41 valid signatures of qualified electors (for Horace Park Board - two open seats).
Only qualified electors of the affected area, as the case may be, may sign nominating petitions. In addition to signing the person's name, petition signers shall
include: the date of signing; their complete residential address, rural route, or general delivery; and either the name of the North Dakota city or its corresponding
ZIP code.

Incomplete signatures or accompanying information of petition signers that do not meet the requirements of Section 16.1-11-16 invalidate such signatures. The
use of ditto marks to indicate that the information contained on the previous signature line carries over does not invalidate a signature. Signatures that are not
accompanied by a complete date are not invalid if the signatures are preceded and followed by a signature that is accompanied by a complete and valid date.

WHO FILES: The Petition/Certificate of Nomination must be filed by all candidates petitioning to have their names placed on the ballot for federal, statewide,
judicial district, legislative, county, multi-district, and city offices in North Dakota.

WHEN TO FILE: The Petition/Certificate of Nomination must be filed before 4 p.m. of the 64th day, prior to any election. If the Petition/Certificate of Nomination is
mailed, it must be in the physical possession of the appropriate filing officer before 4 p.m. of the 64th day prior to the election.

Federal, statewide, judicial district, legislative, county, and multi-district candidates must accompany this form with an Affidavit of Candidacy SFN 2703 and Statement of Interests SFN 10172. 

For more information please visit the Secretary of State website.