Voting In Alaska

PRIMARY ELECTION
August 21, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
July 22, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUESTED. First-time registrants are asked to provide their Alaska Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number. If the voter has never been issued any of these they may still register to vote.

First-time registrants applying by mail, fax, or email are requested to provide ID from an approved list. If the voter does not provide the requested ID when registering then they will be required to provide ID the first time that they vote.

ID REQUIRED to register to vote online. Please see ONLINE REGISTRATION for more info.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Alaska Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID to register online.

DEADLINE: Register: Thirty (30) days before any Election.
DEADLINE: Update Info: Ten (10) days before any Election.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can register to vote in-person, or they can download and print a form then mail, fax, or email it to a Regional Election Office. Click HERE for more info.

DEADLINE | By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before any Election.
DEADLINE | In-Person: Thirty (30) days before any Election.
DEADLINE | Update Info: Ten (10) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

LIMITED. During Presidential Elections, voters may register to vote for President and Vice President on Election Day at their polling place.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Alaska voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

LIMITED. Voters who apply for a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) are automatically registered to vote unless they OPT-OUT. Voters can OPT-IN while applying for or renewing an Alaska Driver’s License or Non-Driver State ID.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand automatic voter registration in Alaska.

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Alaska but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote at their usual polling place after confirming their change of address regardless of how close to the election they moved.

NEW Address, SAME State House District, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote a Questioned Ballot at the polling place associated with their new address. The Questioned Ballot will be counted if the voter's registration and qualifications can be verified, the voter signs the voter certification, and the voter provides identification at their polling place.

NEW Address, NEW State House District
Voters can vote an absentee ballot in their old State House District as long as the voter resided in the previous house district for at least thirty (30) days.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. Voters MUST be within ninety (90) days of turning eighteen (18) before they may register to vote.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NON-PHOTO ID REQUESTED. A photo ID from an approved list of IDs is requested. A voter without a photo ID may provide a current utility bill, paystub, or bank statement. An Election Official may waive the ID requirement if they know the identity of the voter. Click HERE for more info.

Voters who are unable to provide the requested ID may vote a Questioned Ballot which may or may not count depending on the ruling of a review board.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Alaska is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can downloand and print a form that can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Absentee & Petition Office. Click HERE for more info.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received at least ten (10) days before Election Day. Applications from first-time registrants must be POSTMARKED at least thirty (30) days before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Alaska is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to Vote-by-Mail if they choose. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person. Go HERE to find your Early In-Person Voting location.

In-Person Early Voting begins fifteen (15) days before Election Day and ends on Election Day.

Type of Primary?

STATE-LEVEL & CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARIES

  • Voters registered as Undeclared, Nonpartisan, or as a Republican may vote for the Republican candidate.
  • Voters registered as a member of the Democratic, Libertarian, or Independence Party may vote for any one of these three candidates regardless of party affiliation.

PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS

  • Alaska does not hold a primary election for President. Instead, the Democrats and Republicans each hold a caucus to select their candidate. Voters wishing to take part in the Democratic Caucus must be registered as Democrats and voters wishing to take part in the Republican Caucus must be registered as Republicans.

Youth Vote in Primary?

LIMITED. Voters registered as Democrats who will be eighteen (18) on or before a Presidential Election may vote in a Democratic Presidential Caucus.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Alaska can check out Alaska's official page or visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Alaska.

Military/Overseas

Uniformed and U.S. Citizens living temporarily overseas should go HERE for more info about registering to vote and voting. U.S. Citizens living permanently overseas should go HERE.

Felon Voting Rights

Voters convicted of a felony are eligible to have their right to vote restored after serving their term of incarceration, parole and probation.

The Division of Elections must receive proof of the former felon's unconditional discharge from the supervising entity. Contact your probation or parole office to obtain one and submit it to the Division of Elections. Click HERE for more info.

Former felons must RE-REGISTER to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities can check out Disabled Voter Assistance for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.