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Alaska

Abbreviation: 
AK

Alaska Polling Place Hours

The polling place hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm for Primary, General and Statewide Special Elections and 8:00am to 8:00am for Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) elections.

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The voting systems used in Alaska are optical scan, touch screen-paper ballots and hand count.

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Provisional voting is available if you do not have identification or are not personally known by the election official, or if your name does not appear on the precinct register at the polling place where you are attempting to vote. You will have to vote a provisional ballot that will be delivered to a regional election office for verification of eligibility before being counted.

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Employers must allow sufficient paid time off to vote for their employees, unless the employer has at least two consecutive hours to vote before or after his/her work hours.

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If you register by mail, you are required to include information that will verify your identity. If you have not previously registered to vote in Alaska and you are submitting your registration application by mail, you must provide a copy of one of the following:

  • Driver's license
  • State ID card
  • Birth certificate
  • Passport
  • In addition, please provide:

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To be eligible to vote in Alaska you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years of age or older 90 days before Election Day
  • A resident of the state and of the election district for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • Registered before the election registration deadline
  • Not registered to vote in another jurisdiction

NOTE: You may register 90 days before your 18th birthday but you must be 18 by Election Day.

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