League of Women Voters



Alaska Absentee Ballot Process

If you are unable to vote in Alaska on Election Day, you can vote absentee:

Alaska Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

If you are a qualified voter who is disabled, you may apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative who can bring the ballot to you. A personal representative can be anyone over 18, except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union. Ballots are available 15 days before the primary, general or statewide special election at any regional elections office.

Alaska Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions regarding your polling place location, please contact your local elections official.

Alaska Election Dates

The next election is Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (Primary Election). The registration deadline is Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Please check your local city/boroughs for local election calendar or contact your local elections office for more information on local elections.


Alaska Early Voting

You may vote absentee in person 15 days before an election at all 40 regional elections' offices and you can vote at the airport absentee voting stations on Election Day from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

Alaska Verify Registration Status

To verify your voter registration status, please utilize your state resource.

Alaska Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is 30 days before an election.

Alaska law allows for same day voter registration for the purposes of voting for President and Vice President of the United States. You may vote a questioned ballot at any polling place, vote an in-person absentee ballot at an absentee voting location or vote by mail.

Alaska Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Alaska:

  • You must be registered to vote in Alaska
  • You must be at least 18 years of age; except students 16 or older may work at the polls if they are enrolled in public or private high school
  • You must be a resident of the precinct 30 days prior to the election
  • You must state your political affiliation
  • You will be entitled to compensation

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Alaska ID Needed for Voting

You will need to show your signed voter ID card, or any other signed ID that will allow the election worker to verify your signature. Examples include your driver's license, military ID, Indian ID, fish and game license, state ID card, passport, or senior citizen ID card. A picture ID is not necessary.

You may also present one of the following forms of ID if it includes your name and current address:

Alaska Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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