OUR VALUES, OUR VOTE, OUR FUTURE

Do you know what district you live in? Find State of Alaska District Voting Maps here.

In Alaska, there are 229 federally recognized Tribes. The Alaska Native percentage of voting age population is 17.3%. That is the highest Native population of potential voters in the country! We have the power to make real change by casting our vote. Do your part and make your voice heard for yourself, your family and your community!

It is up to each of us to use our voice and our vote to elect people who will advocate on behalf of all Alaskans and fight to protect our traditional way of life, policy makers that will be charged with writing and voting on policies in education, public safety, transportation, budget and many more that effect our daily lives. Alaska has many examples of elections that have been won by very small margins.

Your vote DOES MATTER! 
#GOTNV #VoteSafeAK #AKVoters


2020 Elections & Info

You can register to vote and update your voter registration thirty (30) days before the election. Be sure to check out you voter registration status!
Language assistance is available as well and should be available at all polling locations.

Key Dates for Primary Election

MON, AUG 3, 2020
Absentee In-Person, Early Voting, electronic transmission and Special Needs voting begins
SAT, AUG 8, 2020
Deadline to receive absentee by-mail applications.
MON, AUG 17, 2020 – 5PM AKDT
Deadline to receive absentee electronic transmission ballot applications.
TUE, AUG 18, 2020
PRIMARY ELECTION DAY. Polls open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Absentee by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before August 18, 2020

Different Ways To Vote – Quick Overview

ABSENTEE IN-PERSON: Absentee in person voting is available at all voting locations. When voting absentee in-person, your eligibility to vote in the election is verified after voting. You must still apply for an absentee ballot.

ABSENTEE BY-MAIL: This is known as both absentee voting and voting by mail. Alaskans can request an application to vote from home for any reason (anyone can vote from home). Apply online. If you don’t have a computer, register in-person at any Division of Elections Office or visit a voter registration agency in your area.

SPECIAL NEEDS VOTING: If you are unable to vote in person due to age, serious illness or disability, you can have a personal representative pick up a ballot

IN-PERSON VOTING: Requires you to physically go to your polling place to vote. NPACF recommends voting by absentee to reduce the spread of COVID19.

ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION VOTING: If the above voting options are not accessible, you can apply to receive your ballot by online delivery or fax. You must still return your ballot by mail. You cannot vote online.

If you are voting Absentee By-Mail, you will need a witness to sign your ballot. Your witness can be anyone over the age of 18. You may also choose to have an authorized official (Notary Public, municipal clerk, postal official, or any other official authorized and willing to administer the oath) but this is not necessary.


REGISTER TO VOTE

It takes two minutes to register to vote! Visit the Division of Elections website then select "Voters" in the top menu bar. Online registration is available as well as paper form registration. The form can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Division of Elections office. 

Director's Office - Division of Elections
240 Main Street Suite 400
PO Box 110017, Juneau, AK 99811-0017
(907) 465-4611 Fax: 907-465-3202
elections@alaska.gov


DIVISION OF ELECTIONS CONTACT INFO

Director's Office
Division of Elections
240 Main Street Suite 400
PO Box 110017, Juneau AK, 99811-0017
(907) 465-4611 Fax: (907) 465-3202
elections@alaska.gov


Contact Your Regional Elections Office

Region 1 (Juneau) // 907-465-3021
Region 2 (Anchorage) // 907-522-8683
Region 3 (Mat-Su) // 907-373-8952
Region 4 (Fairbanks) // 907-451-2835
Region 5 (Nome) // 907-443-4285


Alaska Director of Elections
Gail Fenumiai
Phone: 907-465-461

ABSENTEE VOTING - Vote Safely!

Every Alaskan can vote from home.

You have the ability to vote at home by requesting an absentee ballot through a quick and easy application. You must fill out an absentee ballot application and return it to the Division of Elections at least ten (10) days before the election. Request your ballot today:

– Apply online https://absenteeballotapplication.alaska.gov
– Download a paper absentee ballot application, fill out and mail, fax or email Division of Elections. Download the paper form here.
– Call the Division of Elections at (907) 465-4611 or 1-866-952-8683 to request an absentee ballot application to be mailed to your home. You will need to fill it out and return it to the Division of Elections.

Apply For An Absentee Ballot!
How To Fill Out Absentee Ballot Application Online!

ABSENTEE VOTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Quick Takeaways:

 Absentee ballot voting is conducted by mailing in your ballot on or before Election Day
– Anyone can request an absentee ballot, you do not need a reason!
– COVID19 cases continue to rise. Voting absentee is a safe and secure way to make our voices heard while protecting ourselves and communities.

– Apply online https://absenteeballotapplication.alaska.gov
– Download a paper absentee ballot application, fill out and mail, fax or email Division of Elections. Download the paper form here.
– Call the Division of Elections at (907) 465-4611 or 1-866-952-8683 to request an absentee ballot application to be mailed to your home. You will need to fill it out and return it to the Division of Elections.


VOTING IN PERSON

Early voting begins fifteen (15) days before the primary and general election.

Based on your address, you will have an assigned polling location. To find your polling location, dates and hours, check out this website.

Don’t forget to wear your mask, physical distance (6 feet or more) and wash your hands! Bring hand sanitizer if you’re able. It’s important that your vote is counted and you stay safe and healthy while you vote!

Besides your polling precinct, there are other early voting locations including the municipal building in downtown Anchorage, Alaska Native Medical Center, Division of Elections on Gambell Street and many other locations in Anchorage and across the state.


THINGS REVIEW BEFORE YOU VOTE

SAMPLE BALLOTS
Before you go into the voting booth, you can review your ballot online so that you know what to expect to be on your ballot. Find a sample ballot for every district in Alaska on the Division of Elections website.

CANDIDATE INFORMATION
The Division of Elections lists out all of the candidates that have filed to run for office. To find out who is running for election in your district, visit the Division of Elections website to research who you will expect to see on your ballot.

The Official Election Pamphlet (OEP) is prepared to assist Alaskan voters in making informed decisions. The OEP includes biographical statements prepared by the candidate who elected to participate in the OEP. The OEP also includes information about ballot measures, how to vote, voting locations, absentee voting and voter rights.

The OEP is mailed to every voter household no later than 22 days prior to election day. It is also available online in a PDF format in English, Spanish, Tagalog and some Alaska Native languages. Additionally, the OEP is made available in audio format by the Talking Book Center. For audio assistance, the Talking Book Center can be contacted at (907) 465-1315 or toll free 1-888-820-4525

BALLOT INITIATIVES
This year the general election ballot will have two ballot initiatives. We encourage you to read the ballot initiatives and research to be sure you get all of your questions answered before voting.

Ballot Measure One: An Act Changing the oil and gas production tax for certain fields, units and non-unionized reservoirs on the North Slope. Read the Ballot Measure One language that you will see on your ballot to be informed at the polls.

Ballot Measure Two: An Act Replacing the Political Party Primary with an Open Primary System and Ranked-Choice General Election, and requiring Additional Campaign Finance Disclosures. Read the Ballot Measure Two language that you will find on your ballot to be informed at the polls.