State of Alaska Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Alaska State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 16, 2022

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Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Received by Sun Jul 17, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Sat Aug 6, 2022 5:00pm AKDT
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot by Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:00pm AKDT

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Aug 16, 2022
  • Email, Online or Fax by Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:00pm AKDT
  • Post received by Fri Aug 26, 2022

In-Person Absentee Voting

Mon Aug 1, 2022 - Tue Aug 16, 2022

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.

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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
  • 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.
For further information, please see US Vote's [Alaska Ex-offender and Misdemeanor Voting Rights](https://www.usvotefoundation.org/ex-off-voting-rights/alaska/) page.

You may preregister to vote in Alaska

  • as of 90 days prior to your 18th birthday

Student Eligibility

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

  • You reside in Alaska but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Alaska
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university at the polls

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
  • 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 proof of identity. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Alaska ID Card
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Alaska 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

Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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