State of Alaska Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by email
  • by fax
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at government offices such as DMV, public assistance agencies, vocational rehabilitation
  • at some public libraries
  • at political party offices

Once your registration form is processed, a voter registration card will be mailed to you. This card may take up to four weeks to arrive. You can register and vote on the same day, however, but only when voting for president and vice president.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am through 8pm for Primary, General and Statewide Special Elections.

Polling Places are open from 8am through 8pm for Regional Education Attendance Area Elections.

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Early Voting

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

  • Absentee in-person at any Regional Elections Office or absentee voting location.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Certain areas may conduct Regional Educational Attendance Area elections entirely by mail. The Special 2022 Primary Election will be held ENTIRELY by mail due to shortages of paper and staff.

General Information