Guide to Voting
1. Voter registration
Deadline to Register: October 4, 2020
Online Link to Application: https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/
2. Check Your registration
Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.
Check Registration Here: https://myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/
To make any changes to voter registration, use the online voter registration link or mail-in voter application above.
- Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
- Correct Address
- Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
- Correct Date of Birth
3. Order your mail ballot
Deadline to Order Absentee mail Ballot: September 29, 2020
Application for Absentee Ballot: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/votingbymail.php
Check Status of your Mail Application and Track Your Absentee Ballot:
Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: Must be postmarked no later than Nov 2nd and received no later than noon Nov 3rd (election day)
- The ballot can either be mailed or hand-delivered to the Office of Absentee Election Manager
Surrendering Your Absentee Ballot:
- Alaska has the Surrender Rule. If you received your absentee mail ballot, but prefer to vote in person, you can surrender (exchange) your unvoted mail-in absentee ballot at the polling place on Election Day for a regular ballot.
- Source: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/forms/B07.pdf (p 18)
4. Early Voting Information
- In-person Early Voting is not available.
- In-person Absentee voting is available starting 15 days prior to Election Day. Oct 19, 2020 – Nov 1, 2020.
- Election supervisor’s offices can be the site of early in-person absentee voting. Those offices must be open during business hours on weekdays, between 10:00AM-4:00PM on Saturdays, and between noon and 4:00PM on Sundays.
- Early and in person absentee voting locations will be posted approximately one month prior to an election on the Alaska Division of Elections website: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/AIPEVEvents.php
5. Be a Poll Worker
- Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Poll workers must be 16+ years old and be a registered voter (if 18 and over) in their county.
- Send in an application to your regional office:
- For 18+: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/workers_poll.php
- For under 18: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/workers_youthambassadors.php