State of Alaska Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Alaska Regional Education Attendance Area Elections held on Tue Oct 3, 2017

New Voter Registration

Sun Sep 3, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Mon Sep 25, 2017
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Oct 2, 2017 5:00pm AKDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Postmarked by Tue Oct 3, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
A Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) is an educational area that is established in an unorganized borough of the state under AS 14.08.031(a). The REAA elections are administered by the Division of Elections throughout the state where there is no city or borough entity to conduct these elections. For information on REAA's please consult the state's [Division of Elections](https://elections.alaska.gov/ei_recr_crossref.php)

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.

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 at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Alaska
  • Are a U.S citizen

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:

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

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

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:

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

Voting In-Person

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

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

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

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

Domestic 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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Overseas & Military Voters

Alaska Regional Education Attendance Area Elections held on Tue Oct 3, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Sat Sep 2, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Sat Sep 2, 2017
  • Postmarked by Sat Sep 2, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Sat Sep 2, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Sat Sep 23, 2017
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Oct 2, 2017 5:00pm AKDT
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Sat Sep 23, 2017
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Oct 2, 2017 5:00pm AKDT

Ballot Return

Postmarked by Tue Oct 3, 2017 Postmarked by Tue Oct 3, 2017
A Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) is an educational area that is established in an unorganized borough of the state under AS 14.08.031(a). The REAA elections are administered by the Division of Elections throughout the state where there is no city or borough entity to conduct these elections. For information on REAA's please consult the state's [Division of Elections](https://elections.alaska.gov/ei_recr_crossref.php)

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
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued 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:

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

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

- -

Absentee Ballot Request

- -

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.