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Alaska: Voter Guide

Automatic voter registration

Online voter registration

Pre-registration before turning 18

Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less

Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day

Registration drives

Same day registration offered in all elections

Same day registration located at polling place

Same day registration offered only during early voting


All mail voting

In-person early voting

Amount of early voting days is higher than 7

Election day is a state holiday

No-excuse mail voting

12+ hours of open polls

Paid time off work to vote

Time off work to vote


Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence

Felons can vote immediately after incarceration

Felons can vote while incarcerated

No ID required to vote

Mental competency not required to register

Non-photo ID required to vote

Photo-ID required to vote

Upcoming Elections

There are no upcoming elections. Sign up for email or text notifications prior to important election dates.

Voting Qualifications

Not be registered to vote in another state
Not convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude (unless rights have been restored)
Have been a resident of Alaska and registered district for at least 30 days before an election
United States citizen
18+ Years of Age


In Person - 
30 days before Election Day
Mail - 
30 days before the election
Online - 
30 days before Election Day
Mail - 
Postmarked by Election Day and received 10 days after Election Day
Mail - 
Application to request an absentee ballot received up to 10 days before Election Day
In Person - 
Application to request an absentee ballot received up to 10 days before Election Day
Online - 
Application to request an absentee ballot received up to 10 days before Election Day
In Person - 
Absentee in person voting between 1 and 15 days before Election Day

More Information

A Nonpartisan Top 4 Primary is used to determine the top four getters that will advance tot he General Election, regardless of political affiliation. In accordance with Alaska's laws, a primary election candidate does not have to be a member of a political party or a political group, to run for office. If a candidate is registered as affiliated with a political party or group, it does not imply the candidate is nominated by, endorsed by, approved of, or associated with that particular party or group.

  • A registered voter may vote for one candidate per race regardless of voter’s registered political affiliation, including nonpartisan and undeclared.
  • There is no limit as to how many candidates can file for the primary election for any given candidate race.

Any registered voter in Alaska may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

If you are voting in person in Alaska, you must present one of the following forms of ID when you vote:

  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • Voter ID Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Hunting or fishing license
  • Any valid photo ID
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other document issued by the government with the name and current address of the voter.

An election official may waive the ID requirement if an Election Day official can vouch for your identity.