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.
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Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for Alaska
Don’t miss your next election!
Due to COVID-19, Alaska’s Democratic Party has canceled all in-person voting and election day registration on April 4th. Instead, voters can download a voter registration form and ballot here. Once completed, drop the froms into the mail so that they received by April 10th.
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.
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.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.Find Your Representatives
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.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Alaska
Do Voters Need ID?
- Yes, voters need an ID
- Multiple forms of ID accepted
- First time voters need ID
- Student IDs accepted
Find out more about your rights in Alaska.
- 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.