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Alaska

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

August 16, 2022

Alaska Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: July 17, 2022
  • In-Person: July 17, 2022
  • Online: July 17, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: August 6, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: August 16, 2022
  • In-person received: August 16, 2022
  • Post received: August 16, 2022
Early Voting: August 1 – August 15, 2022

November 8, 2022

Alaska General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked by: October 9, 2022
  • In-Person: October 9, 2022
  • Online: October 9, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: October 29, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022
  • Post received: TBA
Early Voting: October 29 – November 6, 2022

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

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; or
  • Current utility bill or paycheck; or
  • Government check or bank statement; or
  • Other government-issued documents.

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.