Alaska | Voting Guide
Registration Deadlines and Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before Election Day
Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: July 18
Primary Election: August 16
General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 10
General Election: November 8
Official Election Websites
Online voter registration available at voterregistration.alaska.gov/
Mail-in voter registration form available at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/forms/C03-Fill-In.pdf
Voter information: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/
Register at School or Home
Students have a decision about where to register to vote.
You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.
You may only be registered and vote in one location.
What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?
Alaska’s voter registration form asks for your Alaska driver’s license number, State ID number, your full Social Security number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.
What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?
Voters who appear to vote in person during the early voting period or on Election Day must show ID. A wide range of IDs are acceptable, such as:
An official voter ID card
A state-issued driver’s license or ID card
A U.S. passport
Hunting or fishing license issued by Alaska
Other current photo ID
Non-photo ID that includes the voter’s name and address like a utility bill, bank statement, government check, or other government issued documents are also acceptable.
Voters who cannot present an ID may still vote if they are positively identified by an election official, or by casting a provisional ballot.
Where Do I Vote?
How Can I Vote?
Any registered Alaska voter may apply to receive an absentee ballot my mail
Online absentee ballot application form: https://absenteeballotapplication.alaska.gov/AbsenteeRegistration/RegistrationDetails?haveValidAKDL=false
Mailed absentee ballot applications must be received no later than 10 days before Election Day
Returned absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day
Your returned absentee ballot must be accompanied by a notarized affidavit (which comes with the ballot). If you’re unable to get a notary, you may get the affidavit signed by one witness aged 18 years or older.
By Electronic Transmission
Voters may request to receive a ballot by fax or electronic transmission for primary, general, and statewide special elections.
Online application form for requesting a ballot by fax or electronic transmission: https://absenteeballotapplication.alaska.gov/
PDF application form for requesting a ballot by fax or electronic transmission: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/forms/C07GE.pdf
You may apply for an electronic transmission ballot until 5 p.m. the day before Election Day
You can return your completed ballot by mail or fax. Mailed ballots must be postmarked before or on Election Day. Faxed ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Available at specific voting locations beginning 15 days before Election Day.
Voting sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by closing time, you have the right to cast a ballot.
Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:
Federal Financial Aid
Where you register to vote won’t affect federal financial aid like Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA
Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes
Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes
Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community
Will registering to vote in Alaska affect my driver’s license or car registration?
Registering to vote in Alaska does not necessarily affect your driver's license or car registration. However, as a new resident of Alaska, you may be required to make changes to your driver's license or car registration regardless of wheter your register to vote there. You may with to contact the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles.
Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Alaska legal professional.
Last updated June 2021