Election Calendar

Day Date Election Subject Reference
Tue01/01/2019New Year's Day- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Tue01/01/201919REAAVoters may begin to apply for an absentee ballot
Mon01/07/20191st release of pre-filed bills to the publicUniform Rules- Rule 36, Sec A
Fri01/11/20192nd release of pre-filed bills to the publicUniform Rules- Rule 36, Sec A
Tue01/15/2019Initiatives may be filed for the 2020 ballotAS 15.45.090
Tue01/15/2019First Day of the First Legislative Session of the 31st LegislatureAS 24.05.090
Mon01/21/2019Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Mon02/18/2019President's Day- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Sun03/03/201919MUNIRegistration Deadline for Anchorage Municipal ElectionAS 29.26.050
Mon03/04/201919REAAOrder and Notice of Election signed by Director6 AAC 27.020
Mon03/25/2019Seward's Day- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Tue04/02/201919MUNIMunicipality of Anchorage (MOA) regular election
Sun04/14/201990th day of Legislative SessionAS 24.05.150
Tue05/14/2019120th Day of Legislative Session
Wed05/15/2019Last Day of Legislative SessionAlaska Constitution Article II, Sec 8
Mon05/27/2019Memorial Day- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Thu07/04/2019Independence Day- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Mon07/15/201919REAADeadline for REAAs to notify Division of Elections of vacancies6 AAC 27.015
Fri08/02/201919REAACandidate filing deadline for REAA candidates6 AAC 27.035(b)
Wed08/07/201919REAALast day to receive complaints of the eligibility of REAA candidates6 AAC 27.037
Mon08/12/201919REAADeadline for REAA Declaration of Candidacy sent by mail to be received6 AAC 27.035(b), 6 AAC 27.120
Wed08/14/201919REAAWithdrawal deadline for REAA candidates6 AAC 27.035(e)
Thu08/15/201919REAABallot certified and sent to printerAS 15.15.030
Thu08/15/201919REAAPost REAA sample ballots to website
Mon08/26/201919REAAState Review Board begins the logic and accuracy testingfor ballot tabulation systemAS 15.20.900, 6 AAC 25.045
Sun09/01/2019Deadline for parties to expand or limit ballot participationAS 15.25.014
Sun09/01/201919REAADeadline to register to vote or update registration information for REAA electionAS 15.07.010, AS 15.07.070 c-d
Mon09/02/2019Labor Day- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Mon09/09/201919REAATarget date to begin mailing absentee by-mail ballots to REAA voters and to mail ballots to voters in REAA all by-mail voting sectionsAS 15.20.800(c)
Mon09/16/201919REAAAbsentee In-Person and Special Needs voting begins for REAAAS 15.20.045, AS 15.20.061, 6 AAC 27.050(b)
Mon09/16/201919REAADeadline for Regional Supervisors to appoint 4 members to Absentee and Questioned Boards6 AAC 27.060(a)
Mon09/16/201919REAADeadline to appoint State Review Board Members6 AAC 27.070
Mon09/23/201919REAADeadline for public notice; posting notices and other advertising for REAA electionAS 15.15.070
Mon09/23/201919REAADeadline to receive absentee by-mail applications for REAA elections6 AAC 27.050(a)
Tue09/24/201919REAAAbsentee Review Boards begin reviewing absentee ballots in regional offices AS 15.20.201(a)
Thu09/26/201919REAADeadline for write-in candidates to submit a letter of intent for REAA electionAS 15.25.105(c), 6 AAC 27.036
Tue10/01/201919REAADeadline for REAA by-mail ballots to be postmarkedAS 15.20.081(e)
Tue10/01/201919REAAREAA Election Day, Polls open 8AM- 8PMAS 14.08.071(b), 6 AAC 27.010
Thu10/03/201919REAAQuestioned Review Boards to begin reviewing at Regional OfficesAS 15.20.205(a)
Fri10/11/201919REAADeadline to receive REAA absentee ballots mailed by voters from within the US and US territoriesAS 15.20.081(e)
Fri10/11/201919REAAFinal count of absentee and questioned ballots by review boards and certification of the review in Regional Offices6 AAC 27.060(b)-(d)
Mon10/14/2019Indigenous Peoples Day/ Columbus Day- No Mail Service
Wed10/16/201919REAADeadline to receive by-mail REAA ballots mailed by voters from overseasAS 15.20.081(h)
Thu10/17/201919REAAState Review Board begins audidting election materials for the certification of the REAA election6 AAC 27.070
Fri10/18/2019Alaska Day- Offices Closed
Mon10/21/201919REAATarget day to certify the REAA election6 AAC 27.080
Sat10/26/201919REAAEstimated deadline to file an application for recount by 5PMAS 15.20.430
Thu10/31/201919REAAEstimated deadline for an election contest to be filed in Superior CourtAS 15.20.540, AS 15.20.550
Sun11/03/2019Fall back to Standard Time- Gain 1 hour
Mon11/11/2019Veteran's Day(Observed)- Offices Closed AS 44.12.010
Thu11/28/2019Thanksgiving Day- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Wed12/25/2019Christmas Day- Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Tue12/31/2019New Year's Eve