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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Alaska.
Voting by mail is a two step process in Alaska.
Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received by mail is October 29th.
Step 2: Complete your ballot and return your ballot ASAP.
Grab a friend! After you complete your ballot, sign the outside of the ballot return envelope in the presence of an adult witness. They must sign it, too.
Remember to sign your return ballot.
Sign the outside of the ballot return envelope.
If you return your ballot by mail, you must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot. You can also return your ballot via commercial delivery services, such as FedEx or UPS (at your expense).
You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, drop box, early voting locations, or polling place.
A personal representative may pick up and return your ballot if it is due to age, illness or a disability.
Alaska does not offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will not count if it is late, or you do not follow directions.
Alaska voters must bring ID with them to the polls to vote.
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Your state automatically registers people to vote at their address of record when they interact with certain state agencies. If you have moved, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.
You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.
You can return your mail-in ballot to your early voting site.
Click here to find your regional early voting locations.
Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.
In Alaska, you can preregister to vote if you are 17 and 9 months. Register to vote today!
Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!
You can not vote in the Alaska primaries if you are 17 by the next election.