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How to Register to Vote

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You’ll need a valid Alaska driver’s license or state ID card to register online

Register online


Check if you’re registered to vote

myvoterinformation.alaska.gov

1. Get the voter registration form.

Download and print the Alaska voter registration form or call (866) 952-8683 to have one sent to you

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and are 18 years old, or will be within 90 days of filling out the application

Step 2 · Provide your name

Step 3 · If you’re reporting a name change, provide your former name

Step 4 · Provide your address

Step 5 · Provide your mailing address

Step 6 · Provide your Alaska voter number if you know it

Steps 7–8 · If applicable, check the box to indicate you’d like information on alternative voting due to a disability or that you’re interested in serving as an election official

Step 9 · Provide your phone number, evening phone number, and email address

Step 10 · Provide your Alaska driver’s license or ID card number

  • If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don’t have any of these, check the appropriate box.

Step 11 · Provide your birthday

Step 12 · Provide your gender

Step 13 · Provide your political affiliation, or state that you’re nonpartisan or undeclared

Step 14 · If you’re reporting a change of address, provide your previous address information

Step 15 · Sign and date the form

Step 16 · If you’re registering in Alaska for the first time, include a copy of your ID to verify your identity. If you don’t include ID with your registration, you’ll be required to show ID before you can vote.

  • Accepted IDs include a driver’s license, state ID card, passport, hunting or fishing license, or birth certificate

3. Send the form.

Mail the form by Oct 9 to your regional elections office. You can also fax or scan and email it to your regional elections office.


Check if you’re registered to vote

myvoterinformation.alaska.gov

1. Get the voter registration form.

Pick up the voter registration form at your regional elections office, an Alaska Division of Motor Vehicle office, participating public libraries, or many other government offices.


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen and are 18 years old, or will be within 90 days of filling out the application

Step 2 · Provide your name

Step 3 · If you’re reporting a name change, provide your former name

Step 4 · Provide your address

Step 5 · Provide your mailing address

Step 6 · Provide your Alaska voter number if you know it

Steps 7–8 · If applicable, check the box to indicate you’d like information on alternative voting due to a disability or that you’re interested in serving as an election official

Step 9 · Provide your phone number, evening phone number, and email address

Step 10 · Provide your Alaska driver’s license or ID card number

  • If you don’t have one, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don’t have any of these, check the appropriate box.

Step 11 · Provide your birthday

Step 12 · Provide your gender

Step 13 · Provide your political affiliation, or state that you’re nonpartisan or undeclared

Step 14 · If you’re reporting a change of address, provide your previous address information

Step 15 · Sign and date the form


3. Return the form.

Return the form by Oct 9 to your regional elections office or other government office where you picked up the form.


Check if you’re registered to vote

myvoterinformation.alaska.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old or within 90 days of your 18th birthday
  • Live at an Alaska address by Oct 9
  • Not be registered to vote in another state unless you’re willing to cancel that registration
  • Not have been convicted of certain felonies, unless you’re discharged from incarceration, probation, and/or parole without conditions
Online

October 9


Mail

October 9


In Person

October 9

How to Vote

Vote Early
October 24 – November 7

Bring a form of accepted ID


Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Polls are open 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring a form of accepted ID.


Who can vote early

All voters registered in Alaska can vote early in person

 

Who can vote by mail

All voters registered in Alaska can vote absentee.


1. Get the absentee ballot application

Download and print the absentee ballot request form.

Get the form


2. Fill out the application

Step 1 · To receive an absentee ballot for the general election on Nov 8, check the box for “General (November)”

Step 2 · Check the boxes to indicate if you are a US citizen and will be 18 years old within 90 days of filling out the application

Step 3 · Provide your name

Step 4 · Provide your former name (if any) and voter number (if known)

Step 5 · Provide the address where you live. Provide your birthday, county, and phone number (optional).

Step 6 · Provide your permanent mailing address, if different from Step 5

Step 7 · Provide one of the following ID numbers:

  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • Alaska driver’s license or state ID number
  • Check the box to indicate that you don’t have a driver’s license or state ID

Step 8 · Provide your birthday and your gender

Step 9 · Provide your political affiliation

Step 10 · Check the box if you’ll be traveling, working, or living outside the US or in a remote area of Alaska to have your ballot sent to you 45 days before Election Day, Nov 8

Step 11 · Check the box to indicate if you’re a military or overseas voter. Check the box to indicate how you want to receive your ballot.

Step 12 · If you indicated that you want to vote absentee in primary elections, check the box to select which ballot you want to receive

Step 13 · Provide the address where you want your ballot mailed

Step 14 · Provide your daytime and evening phone numbers, e-mail address, and fax number

Step 15 · Sign and date the application form


3. Submit the form

Fax the signed and completed form to 1-855-677-9943 or mail it to:

Alaska Division of Elections
Absentee and Petition Office
2525 Gambell Street Suite 105
Anchorage, AK 99503-2838

The application must be received by October 29


4. Vote
  • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and return envelope
  • Attach a copy of accepted ID, if required
  • Mail your completed ballot to the address on the return envelope so it’s postmarked by Election Day, Nov 8
You can also deliver your ballot by 8 PM on Election Day, Nov 8 by fax or using the secure online delivery system. Follow the instructions included with your ballot.

 

Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote early
October 24 – November 7

Bring a form of accepted ID.


Vote on Election Day

November 8

Polls are open 7 AM–8 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 8 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring a form of accepted ID.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Alaska. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Live at your address by Oct 9
  • Not be in jail or prison, or on parole or probation for a felony
  • Not be currently judged mentally incompetent by a court

ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time in Alaska, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by mail

If you’re voting for the first time in Alaska, registered by mail, and didn’t provide a copy of your ID when you registered, then attach a copy of one of the following with your completed absentee ballot:

  • Driver’s license, state ID card, birth certificate, passport, hunting or fishing license, or another current photo ID
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address

In Person ID requirements

Bring one of the following with you to vote in person:

  • Voter ID card
  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Hunting or fishing license
  • Any valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill, paycheck, government check, or bank statement
  • Any other document issued by the government

By Mail ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time in Alaska, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by mail

If you’re voting for the first time in Alaska, registered by mail, and didn’t provide a copy of your ID when you registered, then attach a copy of one of the following with your completed absentee ballot:

  • Driver’s license, state ID card, birth certificate, passport, hunting or fishing license, or another current photo ID
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address

Frequently Asked Questions

First-time Alaska voters must verify their identity when registering to vote OR when voting for the first time (either in person or by absentee ballot). You can verify your identity by submitting a copy of one of the following with your voter registration form: current and valid photo identification; driver۪s license; passport; state identification card; birth certificate; hunting and Fishing license. If you register to vote from outside of Alaska you must also submit proof of your Alaska residency with your voter registration form. You can provide a copy of your current Alaska driver’s license, Alaska hunting or fishing license; student loan or college tuition documents showing Alaska as your state of residence; proof of employment in Alaska; or military leave and earnings statement that identifies Alaska as the state of legal residence. Proof of your Alaska residency must be in your own name.If you do not provide proof of Alaska residency, your application(s) will not be processed. If you do not provide proof of Alaska residency, your application(s) will not be processed.
First time Alaska voters need to verify their identity before voting by absentee ballot. You can verify your identity by submitting a copy of one of the following with your voter registration form:current and valid photo identification; driver۪s license; passport; state identification card; birth certificate; hunting and Fishing license. You’ll also need to provide proof of Alaska residency if you apply for an absentee ballot from outside of Alaska. You can provide a copy of your current Alaska driver’s license, Alaska hunting or fishing license; student loan or college tuition documents showing Alaska as your state of residence; proof of employment in Alaska; or military leave and earnings statement that identifies Alaska as the state of legal residence. Proof of your Alaska residency must be in your own name. If you do not provide proof of Alaska residency, your application(s) will not be processed. If you do not provide proof of Alaska residency, your application(s) will not be processed.
For Alaska voters who are located in areas where mail service may be slow (for example, remote areas of Alaska), Alaska provides a special advance ballot to allow additional time to cast a ballot. This is a blank ballot with spaces for the voter to write in the names of candidates and/or issues. This ballot is mailed beginning 60 days through 28 days before Election Day. In addition to the special advance ballot, voters are mailed the official ballot beginning approximately three weeks before Election Day. Voters are encouraged to vote and return both ballots. If both ballots are returned in time, only the official ballot will be counted. You can request a special advance ballot by checking the appropriate box on your Alaska Absentee Ballot Application.