State of Alaska Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Alaska General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

  • Sun Oct 7, 2018
  • Postmarked by Sun Oct 7, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Sun Oct 7, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Sat Oct 27, 2018
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Nov 5, 2018 5:00pm AKST

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Online by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm AKST
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018
  • Post received by Fri Nov 16, 2018

Early Voting

Mon Oct 22, 2018 -

Alaska State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 21, 2018

New Voter Registration

  • Online by Sun Jul 22, 2018
  • Postmarked by Sun Jul 22, 2018
  • Fax by Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:00pm AKDT

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Sat Aug 11, 2018

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 21, 2018
  • Post received by Fri Aug 31, 2018

Early Voting

Mon Aug 6, 2018 -

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • 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.

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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.

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

You are NOT eligible to vote in Alaska if:

  • You are registered to vote in another state

You may preregister to vote in Alaska

  • as of 90 days prior to your 18th birthday

Voter Registration

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

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

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. 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.

If you are registering from outside the state, you must provide a copy of one of the following that proves Alaska residence:

  • Other document that supports your claim as Alaska resident
  • Proof of Alaska student loan and college tuition
  • Hunting or Fishing ID
  • Proof of Employment in Alaska indicating date of employment
  • Military Leave and earning statement
  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • University Housing or Tuition Bill

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

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Overseas & Military Voters

Alaska General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Sun Oct 7, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Sun Oct 7, 2018
  • Postmarked by Sun Oct 7, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Sun Oct 7, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Sat Oct 27, 2018
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Nov 5, 2018 5:00pm AKST
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Sat Oct 27, 2018
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Nov 5, 2018 5:00pm AKST

Ballot Return

  • Online by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm AKST
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018
  • Fax by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm AKST
  • Post received by Wed Nov 21, 2018
  • Online by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm AKST
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 6, 2018
  • Fax by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm AKST
  • Post received by Wed Nov 21, 2018

Alaska State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 21, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Sun Jul 22, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Sun Jul 22, 2018
  • Postmarked by Sun Jul 22, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Sun Jul 22, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Sat Aug 11, 2018
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:00pm AKDT
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Sat Aug 11, 2018
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:00pm AKDT

Ballot Return

  • Online by Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:00pm AKDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 21, 2018
  • Fax by Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:00pm AKDT
  • Post received by Fri Aug 31, 2018
  • Online by Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:00pm AKDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 21, 2018
  • Fax by Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:00pm AKDT
  • Post received by Fri Aug 31, 2018

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:

  • 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

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

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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 back through the online delivery system. 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

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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 back through the online delivery system. 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.