Alaska | Voting Guide

 
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Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before Election Day

 
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Official Election Websites
 
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Register at School or Home

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.

 

Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.


You many only be registered and vote in one location. If you are registered in one location, you cannot register in another location just because you want to participate in an election in the second location. Generally, voter registration is base don where you identify as your curremt residence.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Look up your voting site at: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/ 

 
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How Can I Vote?

By Mail


By Electronic Transmission


Early In-person


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.

 
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Common Questions/Concerns

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


Tuition Status

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