Voter Registration In Alaska
Who Can Register In Alaska
To register to vote in Alaska, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Alaska (You must have been a resident of Alaska and of the election district in which you seek to vote for at least 30 days before an election in order to vote in that election.)
- Be at least 18 years old or within 90 days of your 18th birthday
- Not have been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored
- Not be registered to vote in another state unless you are willing to cancel your registration in that state
You must register to vote at least 30 days before the election you wish to vote in.
Alaska Election Day Registration
Alabama does not offer Election Day registration, so be sure to submit your voter registration before the deadline.
You can pre-register to vote in Alaska if you are within 90 days of your 18th birthday.
Voting Rights Restoration
Alaska does restore the right to vote upon unconditional discharge (not during probation or parole), with the exception of crimes involving moral turpitude.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Alaska
Where To Vote In Alaska
You can search for your polling place here.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
In Alaska, the terms “vote by mail” and “absentee voting” refer to the same process.
No excuse is needed to vote absentee in Alaska.
To request an absentee ballot in Alaska, apply online if you have an Alaska driver’s license or state ID, or complete a fillable PDF, print, sign, and mail, fax, or email it in. The application must include your original, non-digital signature if submitted by mail. If submitting the application email or fax, a scanned version of the signature is sufficient.
Click here to track your Alaska absentee ballot.
To return your Alaska absentee ballot, mail in your ballot using the provided return mailing envelope. Your ballot must be witnessed.
Early Voting In Alaska
Alaska offers early and in-person absentee voting and no excuse is required. Early and in-person absentee voting begins 15 days prior to Election Day and ends the day before Election Day.
Primary Elections In Alaska
Alaska holds semi-open statewide primaries. For Republican primaries, Republicans, nonpartisans, or undeclared voters may participate. Any registered voter can participate in the Democratic/Independence Party primary elections, regardless of political party. Alaska does not hold presidential primaries. 17-year-olds can not vote in the Democratic primary election if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Alaska
Voter ID Requirements
Photo ID is required to vote in Alaska. Valid forms of ID include:
- Voter ID card
- Driver’s license
- State ID
- Military ID
- Hunting or fishing license
- Other current or valid photo ID
If you do not have one of the identifications listed above, you may present:
- A current utility bill or paycheck
- A government check or bank statement
- Other government issued document.
If you go to your polling place without an approved form of ID, an election official may waive the identification requirement if the election official knows the identity of the voter. Otherwise, you will vote a questioned ballot. You will sign a questioned ballot register and complete a questioned ballot envelope with your information. You will then vote your ballot, place it inside a secrecy sleeve and then place it inside of the questioned ballot envelope. The questioned ballot will go to a review board who will determine if your ballot can be counted. The information on the outside of the envelope is used to register you to vote or update your registration information (when applicable). A letter will be sent to you if your ballot was rejected or partially counted to tell you the reason.
Additional Alaska Resources
Your State Election Official
Alaska Director of Elections
Phone number: 907.465.4611