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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.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

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Voting Information for Alaska

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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! If you are registered for Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend program at your current address, you are automatically registered to vote.  In order to participate in the April 4, 2020 presidential primary, paper registrations must be received and processed by February 19, 2020. Election day registration and party declaration is available.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: March 3 to March 31

You can vote in person at your Regional Election’s Office or electronically from March 3rd to March 31st 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). Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by March 24th or transmitted by March 31st.

Request Absentee Ballot

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

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Alaska.


  • You may pre-register for All Elections
  • The pre-registration age is 17 and 9 months