Alaska - HeadCount

Voting In

Your state has automatic voter registration.

Need to register?

It only takes two minutes to register to vote!

How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Alaska, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Alaska Election Website or call (866) 952-8683 to learn more about your states voting details.

Don’t miss your next election!

On April 6th there is a mayoral, school board, and proposition election in Anchorage. This is a vote by mail election - traditional polling places will not be open. Click here for more information on the municipal election.

Your voter registration must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by March 7th. If you are registered for Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend program at your current address, you are automatically registered to vote. In Alaska you can vote in person on Election Day, during early voting, or vote by mail.

Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Presidential Primaries

The major political parties in your state run their own primaries.  Visit Alaska Republican or Democratic party sites for more information.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: March 22nd to April 5th (exact dates and times vary by county)

If you have a municipal election on April 6th, you can vote in-person at your Regional Election’s Office from March 22nd to April 5th before the election. No excuse required. Click here for early voting locations.

To vote absentee-by-mail or electronic transmission, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by March 27th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by April 6th. You must sign the certificate on the return envelope with an adult witness or official authorized to administer oaths present, such as a notary.

The vote-by-mail application period opens on Jan. 1st. You can select to receive ballots by mail or electronically for all or select elections in the calendar year. Applications sent by mail must be received at least 10 days prior to the election date.


Voter ID + Access for Alaska

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • Your state has automatic voter registration.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 17 and 9 months
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

    17 year olds may be able to participate in the presidential selection process. See your state party websites for details.


    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info