Alaska

38% of 18-29 year olds voted in the U.S. in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received on or by October 4, 2020, in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election. Alaska allows same-day voter registration in presidential election years, but voters who do so can vote only for the offices of president and vice president.

Check Registration Status

Check your Alaska voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, be a resident of Alaska, be at least 18 years of age or within 90 days of your 18th birthday, not be a convicted felon involving moral turpitude (unless your voting rights have been restored), and not be registered to vote in another state unless you are willing to cancel your registration in that state.

  • While you only need to be a resident of Alaska to register to vote, in order to vote you must be a resident of the state and of the election district that you seek to vote in for at least 30 days.
  • College students have a choice of whether they want to vote in Alaska or vote in their home state. You may only be registered and vote at one location

Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in Alaska for the General Election (November 3, 2020) is October 4, 2020. However, Alaska allows same-day voter registration in presidential election years, but voters who do so can vote only for the offices of president and vice president.

 

Voter Registration Process

There are three methods of voter registration in Alaska: online registration, paper registration, or in-person at a Division of Elections Office.

  • Alaska automatically registers eligible individuals to vote when they apply for a Permanent Fund Dividend
  • Further voter registration information for Alaska can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

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Alaska offers early and absentee by-mail voting. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using one of these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

 

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Anyone who is registered to vote may request a mail-in ballot without providing a reason. Click here to access Alaska’s absentee ballot application.

  • Your application for a mail-in ballot must be received on or by October 24, 2020.
  • Mail-in ballots must be postmarked on or before 8 pm on Election Day in order to be counted.
  • Further absentee information for Alaska is listed here.
  • You must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License or State ID to register to vote by mail online.

Early Voting

Alaska offers early voting.

  • Early and in-person absentee voting begins 15 days prior to Election Day at most in-person voting locations. Times and dates may vary based upon location. Links to early and in-person absentee voting locations will be available here approximately one month prior to Election Day.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-8pm.

  • Bring a form of a photo or non-photo ID to the polls such as a voter ID card, driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license, other current or valid photo ID, current utility bill or paycheck, government check, bank statement, or other government-issued documents.
  • Further Alaska voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

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