Registration Deadline: Applications must be received or postmarked on or before at least 30 days prior to an election.
Party Affiliation: Alaska law allows a recognized political party to select who may participate in their party's primary.Currently there are three primary ballot options:
- Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party Candidates with Ballot Measures ballot: any registered voter may vote this ballot.
- Alaska Republican Party Candidates with Ballot Measures ballot: only voters registered with the party affiliation of Republican, Nonpartisan or Undeclared may vote this ballot.
- Ballot Measures Only ballot: 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 and not be registered to vote in another state unless you are willing to cancel your registration in the other state.
Felony Convictions: not be a convicted felon, unless your voting rights have been restored
ID Requirements for Voter Registration: To register in Alaska you will need to submit a copy of one of the following forms of identification:
- current and valid photo identification
- current driver's license
- state identification card
- birth certificate
- hunting and fishing license
OBTAINING AND RETURNING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: Online application
- divisions of Elections offices
- division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
- voter registrars
By mail/in writing: Print a form and send completed application to Regional Elections Office
By fax: Print a form and fax completed application to Regional Elections Office
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Alaska Voter Registration Lookup
Phone: Contact your local election offices
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee: Alaska is a no excuse absentee voting state. Anyone may vote using the early and in-person absentee voting options.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
In person: Most absentee early vote and in-person voting sites open 15 days before Election Day and remain open through Election Day. For locations, dates and hours, visit the Early and In-Person Voting Locations webpage.
By mail: Apply beginning January 1st of each year. Complete the PDF Fillable Application. Once completed, print and and sign the application. Your signature must be a handwritten signature. A typed or digital signature is not valid. Send your application to the Absentee Office by mail, fax or by email as an attached PDF, TIFF or JPEG file.
Your application for a by-mail ballot must be received 10 days before Election Day.
Military and overseas voting: Resources for Military and Overseas Voters
Early voting qualifications: Alaska is a no excuse absentee voting state. Anyone may vote using the early voting option. See absentee voting for registration forms and procedures.
Early voting is available in Juneau, Soldotna, Anchorage, Wasilla, Fairbanks and Nome at designated locations. 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: https://votesmart.org/
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 process by which votes are counted.
Problems with voting: HAVA Voter Complaint Form
Verifying absentee ballot: Click on this link
ID Requirements at the polls: You will be asked for identification by the precinct register worker such as:
-Voter ID card
-driver’s license or state ID
-hunting or fishing license
-other current or valid photo ID
If you do not have the one of the identifications listed above, you may present a current utility bill or paycheck, government check or bank statement or other government issued document.
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