How to vote in Alaska

This guide contains information about the 2018 midterm election held on November 6. It may be out-of-date.
 
Election day is Tuesday, November 6. Alaska allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Alaska offers early voting.

Who can vote

You have to register to vote before election day in Alaska. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the "Dates and deadlines" section.

To register in Alaska you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years old within 90 days of completing this registration
  • be a resident of Alaska
  • not be a convicted felon (unless unconditionally discharged)
  • not be registered to vote in another State

Vote in person

Vote on election day

Voters registered in Alaska can look up where to vote on Alaska's site or at GetToThePolls.com.

Vote early

Alaska voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Monday, October 22 to Monday, November 5, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. You can look up when and where to vote early at GetToThePolls.com.

What to bring

  • You will need to show ID to vote in Alaska. Acceptable forms of ID include: voter ID card; driver's license; state ID card; military ID card; passport; hunting or fishing license; or other current or valid photo ID. You may also present one of the following forms of ID if it includes your name and current address: current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government issued document.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a questioned ballot.

Vote by mail

  1. Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Saturday, October 27.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

See what's on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot at GetToThePolls.com or Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

TurboVote can help you fill out your ballot request form, send you election reminders, and more. If you'd like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!

Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Alaska.

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Alaska's voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline to register online is Sunday, October 7.
  • The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Sunday, October 7.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Sunday, October 7.
  • The early voting period runs from Monday, October 22 to Monday, November 5, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Saturday, October 27.

Election contact information for Alaska

Address:
Division of Elections
Court Plaza Building, 240 Main Street, 4th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801

Phone Number:
(907) 465-4611