State of Alaska Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Alaska Democratic Presidential Primary Election held on Sat Apr 4, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Absentee Ballot Request

Automatic

Absentee Ballot Return

Post received by Tue Mar 24, 2020

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

none on record
Voting Centers will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in certain locations. Only registered Democrats may participate in Primary.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by email
  • by fax
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

In addition to registering to vote, you must reside in your precinct for at least 30 days prior to an election.

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.

Find my polling place

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.

You are eligible to vote in Alaska if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Alaska
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Alaska if:

  • You are registered to vote in another state
  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.

You may preregister to vote in Alaska

  • as of 90 days prior to your 18th birthday

Student Voter

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in if:

  • You reside in <state_name> but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but are attending college in <state_name>
  • You provide a valid student ID card from a public university when voting
  • You provide a valid student ID card from a private university when voting
  • You provide a student photo ID card from a university when voting
  • You pay in-state or out-of-state tuition

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Alaska you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alaska Driver's License Number
  • Your Alaska ID Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

In Alaska, photo ID is not required, but signature verification is required.

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide proof of identity. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • ID Card
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Birth Certificate
  • Hunting or Fishing ID

You can alternatively show one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

In Alaska, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Alaska Voter ID Card
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Alaska Driver's License
  • Hunting or Fishing ID
  • Valid Alaska Issued ID
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

If you do not have an ID from the above list, in Alaska additional, acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current Utility Bill
  • Paycheck that Shows your Name and Address
  • A Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

-

Overseas & Military Voters

Alaska Democratic Presidential Primary Election held on Sat Apr 4, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Ballot Return

Post received by Tue Mar 24, 2020 Post received by Tue Mar 24, 2020
Voting Centers will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in certain locations. Only registered Democrats may participate in Primary.

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voters may now register to vote, update voter registration information and/or request an absentee ballot by sending your completed application to the Divisions of Elections by mail, fax or email as an attached PDF, TIFF or JPEG file. If you request a ballot by mail, you must return your voted ballot by mail. If you request a ballot by fax, you must return your voted ballot by either mail or fax. If you request an online delivery ballot, you must return your voted ballot either by mail or fax. Your signature on your voted ballot must be witnessed by an authorized official or one witness 18 years of age or older. If using a FWAB, you may return your FWAB by mail or fax. You may only return your FWAB by fax if you requested your ballot by fax. When voting by FWAB, your signature must be witnessed by either an authorized official or one person 18 years of age or older.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

-

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

- -
Voters may now register to vote, update voter registration information and/or request an absentee ballot by sending your completed application to the Divisions of Elections by mail, fax or email as an attached PDF, TIFF or JPEG file. If you request a ballot by mail, you must return your voted ballot by mail. If you request a ballot by fax, you must return your voted ballot by either mail or fax. If you request an online delivery ballot, you must return your voted ballot either by mail or fax. Your signature on your voted ballot must be witnessed by an authorized official or one witness 18 years of age or older. If using a FWAB, you may return your FWAB by mail or fax. You may only return your FWAB by fax if you requested your ballot by fax. When voting by FWAB, your signature must be witnessed by either an authorized official or one person 18 years of age or older.