Voting In Alaska

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 7, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Thirty (30) days before Election Day.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their Regional Election Office.

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Thirty (30) days before Election Day.

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.

For more info on absentee voting, voters can go HERE. Or they can contact their Regional Election Office.

Absentee Ballot Application (English)

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Must be received ten (10) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Delivered ten (10) days before Election Day.
First-time Registrants: Postmarked 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 an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Early Voting?

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

BEGINS: Fifteen (15) days before Election Day.
ENDS: Election Day.

Primary Election Rules

STATE-LEVEL & CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARIES
• Only voters registered as undeclared, nonpartisan, or Republican may vote for the Republican candidate.
• Voters registered as undeclared, nonpartisan, Democrat, Libertarian, or Independence Party may vote for any one of these candidates regardless of party affiliation.

PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS
Alaska does not hold a Presidential primary election. Instead, 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

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Alaska.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a non-disqualifying felony may register to vote and vote while incarcerated, or on probation or parole.

Voters convicted of a disqualifying felony (aka "moral turpitude") will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation

NOTE: The Division of Elections MUST receive proof of unconditional discharge. Voters should contact their Probation or Parole office to obtain a copy to submit with their voter registration form.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote 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.