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Alaska allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Alaska offers early voting.

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Last update: Apr 30, 2021

Who can vote

You have to register to vote before Election Day in Alaska.
To register in Alaska you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years old or will be 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
  • You can find more information on voting rights restoration here

Vote in person

Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your local election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person voting.

Vote on Election Day

Voters in Alaska can look up where to vote on Alaska's site.

Vote early

Alaska does offer early voting. There are no dates available right now, please check back later.

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.
  • For more information, please visit VoteRiders.

Vote by mail

  1. Complete an online application to request your mail in ballot.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Submit the request to your local election office
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

Election Day registration

Alaska does not offer registration on Election Day.

See what's on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, 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 overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
  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. .
  4. Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive 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. You can also call 1-800-438-VOTE or email vote@fvap.gov

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.

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

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