League of Women Voters



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 Election Dates

The next election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (General Election). The registration deadline is Sunday, October 7, 2018.

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


Alaska ID Needed for Registration

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:

In addition, please provide:

If your identity cannot be verified when you register to vote, you will be required to provide certain identification when voting.

Alaska Eligibility Requirements

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.

Alaska Candidate and Ballot Info

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

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.


DonateKeep VOTE411 Online!
The League depends on the generosity of VOTE411 users! If you found this information valuable, help us continue the work! Donate Now!


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-YALLA-US (Arabic)


Donations to the LWVEF, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. The LWVEF tax id number is 53-0239013.

Subscribe to RSS - Alaska