Upcoming Deadline Reminder: If you are a candidate running for a federal or statewide office, State Senate Districts C & S and House Districts 6 & 37-40, the deadline to submit Official Election Pamphlet materials for translation into Alaska Native languages is Friday, June 22.


Election Workers Wanted!

Want to earn money while serving your community?
The Division of Elections needs election workers for Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, Kotzebue and Utqiagvik areas. Apply here.

Anyone interested in working for Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley should call Pat Oldenburg at (907)-275-2307 or toll free 1-866-958-8683.
Anyone interested in working for Kotzebue and Barrow should call our Region IV office at (907) 443-5285 or toll free 1-866-953-8683.

2018 State Elections To Be Conducted Under Precinct-Based System

To our Alaska voters, we’ve heard some misleading reports circulating about how we will be conducting the 2018 state elections so we’re setting the record straight. We’ve received a number of questions about whether or not state elections will be carried out this year through the Vote By Mail system used by the Municipality of Anchorage in April. The answer is no and here’s why:

To change the existing precinct-based system for state elections would require legislation making ...significant modifications to state statutes such as AS 15.20.800. Voting by mail. (a) “The director may conduct an election by mail if it is held at a time other than when the general, party primary, or municipal election is held.” Based on this and other state statutes, the Division of Elections (DOE) will be conducting the 2018 elections as vote in person at a precinct voting location with early and absentee voting opportunities.

Anyone who wishes to receive their ballot through the mail has the option to do so for the 2018 elections provided they apply to receive an Absentee Ballot by the following deadlines:

Primary Election: August 11
General Election: October 27

All early and absentee voting opportunities can be located here page.

Alaska Releases New Ballot Style

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, the Division of Elections has released the following Primary Ballot examples: Combined Ballot
Republican Ballot

For more information on changes to the 2018 Primary, see our frequently asked questions page.

Alaska Election Security FAQ

Cyber scans on state election systems have been in the news lately.

PFD Automatic Voter Registration

First round of opt-out notices for PFD Automatic Voter Registration are hitting mailboxes this week.
Information about the voter approved Ballot Measure 1 (15PFVR) which will automatically register eligible individuals to vote when they apply for a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) can be found here or you can view some frequently asked questions.

Voter Assistance

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Disabled Voter Assistance

Find accessible versions of forms and applications, audio versions of ballot measures and candidate statements, and voter registration and informational videos with ASL interpretation.

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Language Assistance

Information about the language assistance program and election information in Tagalog, Spanish, Yup’ik, Siberian Yupik, Iñupiaq/Inupiaq, Koyukon Athabascan, and Gwich’in Athabascan

Election Calendar

6.22 2018

Deadline for candidates for federal/statewide offices to file OEP materials for translation

7.2 2018

Last day an incumbent candidate for renomination can be disqualified and replaced by a party petition


7.2 2018

Withdrawal deadline for political party candidates; 52 days prior to Election Day


7.2 2018

Deadline for candidates to change how their name appears on the ballot



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