League of Women Voters



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.

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.


For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.


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


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.


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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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)


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

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