Registration Deadline: Mailed registration needs to be postmarked 30 days prior to election. Other methods(Fax, in-person, and electronic submissions) must be turned in 30 days prior to election day. In addition, registration forms received by mail with an illegible postmark date must be signed 30 days prior to the election and received 25 days prior to the election.
Party Affiliation: Primary voting limits are dependent upon party by-laws, certain voters may choose their primary.
-Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party Candidate with Ballot Measures ballot: Any registered voter may vote this ballot
-Alaska Republican Party Candidate with Ballot Measures ballot: Voter registered as Republican, Nonpartisan, or Undeclared may vote this ballot.
-Ballot Measures Only : Any registered voter may vote this ballot.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: Must be at least 18 years old or within 90 days of your 18th birthday
Citizenship: Must be a United States Citizen
Residency: Must be a resident of Alaska and of the election district for at least 30 days before election day. If not already registered to vote in Alaska and initially registering to vote from outside the state of Alaska, either by mail, fax or email, you must provide proof of Alaska residency by submitting a copy of one of the following documents with your voter registration application:
-Alaska driver's license;
-Alaska hunting or fishing license;
-proof of Alaska student loan and college tuition showing Alaska as state of residency;
-military leave and earning statement indicating Alaska as place of residence;
-proof of employment in Alaska indicating date of employment; or
-other documentation that supports your claim as an Alaska resident.
Not be registered to vote in another state unless you are willing to cancel your registration in the other state.
Mental Competency: No person may vote who has been judicially determined to be of “unsound mind” unless the disability has been removed through judicial determination
Felony Convictions: Rights restored upon completion of sentence, including prison, parole, and probation
ID Requirements; To register in Alaska you will need one of the following forms of identification:
-current and valid photo identification;
-state identification card; or
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ot.php or Print a form.
- divisions of Elections offices
- division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
- city or borough clerk's offices
- public assistance agencies
- state agencies serving people with disabilities
- participating public libraries
- tribal government offices
- legislative information offices
- United States Armed Forces recruitment offices
- political party offices
- voter registrars
By mail/ in writing: Send completed application to Regional Elections Office
By fax: Send completed application to Regional Elections Office
Other Voter Registration Application Information: For college students from Alaska going to college outside of Alaska.
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Alaska Voter Registration Lookup
Phone:Alaska local election offices
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee: "no-excuse" absentee voting; anyone can choose to vote through an absentee ballot
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
In person: Beginning 15 days prior to an election, and continuing through Election Day, voters may vote absentee early at a Regional Elections Office in the jurisdiction where the voter is registered. Regional offices are located in Juneau, Anchorage, Wasilla, Fairbanks and Nome; or absentee in-person at any Regional Elections Office or absentee voting location.
By mail: Voters may begin applying for a by-mail ballot beginning in January of each election year, absentee ballots by mail must be received by the Division of Elections no later than ten (10) days prior to the election
Absentee and Petition Office
619 E. Ship Creek Avenue, Suite 329
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-1677
Military and oversees voting: Resources for Military and Overseas Voters
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: Absentee ballots must be returned to the Divisions of Elections office no less than ten (10) days prior to the election if sent by mail. Beginning 15 days prior to an election, and continuing through Election Day, voters may vote absentee early at a Regional Elections Office in Anchorage, Wasilla, Fairbanks, and Nome; or absentee in-person at any Regional Elections Office
Early voting qualifications: "no-excuse" absentee and early voting; anyone can choose to vote through an absentee or early ballot. See absentee voting for registration forms and procedures.
Other information for early voting: Most early polling locations open 15 days prior to an election, times vary upon location.
Verifying Registration: Alaska Voter Registration Lookup
Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/
Time off to vote: A qualified voter who does not have sufficient time outside working hours within which to vote at a state election may, without loss of pay, take off as much working time as will enable voting. If any employee has two consecutive hours in which to vote, either between the opening of the polls and the beginning of the employee's regular working shift, or between the end of the regular working shift and the closing of the polls, the employee shall be considered to have sufficient time outside working hours within which to vote.
Polling Place: Alaska Polling Place Finder
How to Vote: Alaska supplies detailed instructions on how to vote on election day.
Getting your vote counted: Alaska publishes the detailed process by which votes are counted.
Problems with voting: HAVA Voter Complaint Form
Verifying absentee ballot: Contact the Absentee and Petition Office