To be eligible to register to vote in Alaska, you must be:
To check your voter registration status, contact your regional election office.
When entering your polling place, the election worker will ask you for a piece of identification. The following documents may be used for identification:
You may also present one of the following forms of identification if it includes your name and current address:
After presenting identification, you will sign your name on the precinct register. When doing this, check your residence address listed. If your residence address is incorrect, tell the election worker and vote a questioned ballot. This will allow the Division of Elections to update your voter registration record with your correct residence address
If you do not have identification or your name does not appear on the precinct register, you must vote a questioned ballot.
After you have signed the precinct register, you will be given a ballot. During a Primary Election, you will be informed of your ballot choices based upon your political affiliation 30 days prior to Election Day.
When voting the ballot, completely fill in the oval next to your choice. You only have to mark the races or issues you choose to vote. If you mark more than one choice in a race or issue, that section of the ballot will NOT be counted. The sections of the ballot that are properly marked will be counted.
If you make a mistake marking your ballot, do not erase or correct the ballot. You should return the mismarked ballot to an election worker and request a new ballot. You may receive up to two replacement ballots.
After marking your ballot, you will place your ballot into the ballot box. Once your ballot has been placed into the ballot box, your vote has been cast and you cannot be issued another ballot.
In person absentee voting for federal and state elections begins 15 days before each election day and continues through election day at absentee voting sites throughout the State of Alaska.
Absentee voting sites may have all 40 house district ballots, multiple house district ballots or a single house district ballot available depending upon the community.
A list of absentee voting offices is available on the Division of Elections web site, http://www.elections.state.ak.us or by calling any Division of Elections office. For absentee in person voting information for municipal elections, contact your municipal clerk.
Ballots for all 40 districts are available at all regional election offices 15 days before Election Day and at all airport absentee voting stations on Tuesday (Election Day only) from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
You may apply for an absentee by-mail ballot beginning in January of the calendar year in which an election takes place. You may use the Absentee By Mail Ballot Application to: