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Alaska

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

April 6, 2024

Alaska Democratic Presidential Primary Election

By mail: Voters who are registered as a Democrat by February 15 will receive a by-mail ballot and return. Ballots will be sent out February 23. By-mail ballots must be returned by April 6.

Electronic or fax: Voters who register as a Democrat after February 15 may participate in voting by downloading an online ballot from the Alaska Democratic Party Website, beginning March 25. The downloadable ballot may be cast electronically, by fax or by mail. Such voters must provide proof of their voter registration as a Democrat from the Division of Elections or submit the appropriate voter registration forms and identification requirements along with their completed ballot. All ballots must be received by 3 p.m. on April 6.

Check the Alaska Democratic Party Website for more details on how to return a downloadable ballot, as they become available.

August 20, 2024

Alaska State Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Email or Fax by: July 21, 2024
  • Postmarked by: July 21, 2024
  • In-Person: July 21, 2024
  • Online: July 21, 2024
Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Request Deadline
  • Request for Postal Ballot received by: August 10, 2024
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot received by: August 10, 2024 5:00PM
Completed Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: August 20, 2024
  • Post received: August 30, 2024
Early Voting: August 5 – August 20, 2024
  • In-Person Absentee Voting: August 5 – August 20, 2024

November 5, 2024

Alaska General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Email or Fax by: TBA
  • Postmarked by: TBA
  • In-Person: TBA
  • Online: TBA
Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Request Deadline
  • Request for Postal Ballot received by: TBA
  • Request for Online or Fax Ballot received by: TBA
Completed Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: TBA
  • Post received: TBA
Early Voting: TBA
  • In-Person Absentee Voting: TBA

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

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What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

Registration deadlines outlined in Election Overview

You do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee in Alaska—anyone can request an absentee ballot. Your absentee ballot application must be received 10 days before the election, and completed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day.

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

Electronic Submission Voting 

Any voter can also vote in Alaska by electronic submission. You may vote via fax or through a secure online delivery system. Voting online requires you to have access to a computer, printer, and a scanner to produce a digital file (PDF, TIFF, or JPG). You can apply to vote through electronic submission up to 5 PM the day before the election. Applications are available 15 days before an election. Please see details in the link below for more information.

See details of electronic submission voting here

Early Voting

Early voting is available beginning 15 days before Election Day through Election Day, and you may vote at a regional election office in the jurisdiction you are registered to vote in.

See details of early voting here

See in-person absentee and early voting locations here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

You must bring a valid ID to vote. Acceptable forms of ID must have your name and current address, they include:

  • Voter ID card, driver’s license, state ID card, or military ID card;
  • Passport, hunting or fishing license; or
  • Other current or valid photo identification
  • NOTE: If you do not have the one of the identifications listed above, you may present a current utility bill or paycheck, government check or bank statement or other government issued document.

Click here for more information on voter ID in Alaska

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Areas in Alaska covered by Section 203 (AANHPI Languages):

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.