Voting in
Alaska

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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.

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Important Dates - State Primary

8/18/2020
State Primary Election Day
7/19/2020
State Primary In-person deadline
Open
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Alaska


Your state has automatic voter registration.

Don’t miss your next election!

Alaska's state primary election is Aug. 18th. If you are registered for Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend program at your current address, you are automatically registered to vote. You can request to vote by mail for any election without an excuse.

Presidential Primaries

In 2020 the Alaska Democratic Party will host a party-run primary on April 4. The emphasis on this primary will be absentee and electronic voting. In order to participate in the absentee and electronic systems your voter registration must be current as of February 19. Election day hours will be very limited (10 to 2) and will only be in a few places across the state. You will be able to register on election day. Visit the Alaska Democratic Party website for specific information and procedures.

The Republican Party holds closed primaries in Alaska. In 2020, the Republican party will hold closed District Conventions on March 3 to prepare for the November election. Visit the Republican Party website for party specific information and procedures.

Statewide Primaries

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

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Aug. 3rd to Aug. 17th

You can vote in-person at your Regional Election’s Office or electronically from Aug. 3rd to Aug. 17th before the election. No excuse required.

To vote absentee-by-mail or electronic transmission, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) by Aug. 8th by mail or Aug. 17th electronically. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received or transmitted by Aug. 18th. Your state allows anyone to vote-by-mail.

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.

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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
  • ID needed to vote absentee

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.