Election Calendar

Day Date Election Subject Reference
Mon01/01/2018New Year's Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Mon01/01/201818PRIM,18GENR,18REAAVoters may begin submitting Absentee Ballot ApplicationsAS 15.20.081(b)
42 U.S.C.
Fri01/12/2018Second notice mailed to voters targeted for list maintenanceAS 15.07.130
Mon01/15/2018Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Tue01/16/2018Deadline for initiatives to be filed for 2018 Ballot (before 1:00 PM)AS 15.45.140
AS 15.45.190
Tue01/16/2018First Day of the Second Regular Session of the 30th LegislatureAS 24.05.090
Mon02/19/2018President's Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Thu03/01/201818REAAOrder and Notice of Regional Educational Attendance Area Elections (REAA) completed and signed by Director6 AAC 27.020
Sun03/04/201818MUNIRegistration deadline for the MOA Election; 30 days prior to Election DayAS 29.26.050
Sun03/11/2018Spring Forward to Daylight Savings Time Change- Lose 1 hour
Mon03/26/2018Seward's Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Sun04/01/2018Easter Sunday
Tue04/03/201818MUNIMunicipality of Anchorage (MOA) regular election
Fri04/13/201818PRIM 18GENRRequest sent to political parties to provide names for State Review Board MembersAS 15.10.180
Sun04/15/201890th day of the regular Legislative SessionAS 24.05.150
Mon04/16/201818PRIM 18GENRDeadline for political parties to submit names of Election Workers; April 15th of an Election yearAS 15.10.120(b)
Sun04/22/201818PRIMDeadline for an initiaitive petition ballot measure to be on the Primary ElectionAS 15.45.190
Tue05/15/2018120th day of the regular session if the legislature extends the regular sessionConstitution of Alaska
Article II, Section 8
Mon05/28/2018Memorial Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Thu05/31/2018Deadline for political groups to submit an application for recognized statusAS 15.80.008
Thu05/31/201818PRIM 18GENRRequested date to receive names from political parties for State Review BoardAS 15.10.180
Fri06/01/201818PRIMCandidate filing deadline for party and no-party candidates by 5PM Alaska Standard TimeAS 15.25.040
Fri06/01/2018Director may suspend the monthly verifications of the number of registered voters who have registered in each political groupAS 15.80.008(c)
Fri06/01/201818PRIM,18GENR Deadline for Director to designate Early voting and Absentee In Person Voting sitesAS 15.20.064(d)
Fri06/08/201818PRIM, 18GENRDeadline to receive the original copy of the electronic transmission Declaration of CandidacyAS 15.25.040
Mon06/11/201818PRIM 18GENRDeadline to receive complaints regarding the eligibility of a candidateAS 15.25.042 6 AAC 25.260(a)
Mon06/18/201818PRIMDeadline to receive declaration in its entirety (1-16) from electronic transmission candidacy filingsAS 15.25.040
Fri06/22/2018Deadline for candidates for federal/statewide offices to file OEP materials for translation
Mon07/02/201818PRIMLast day an incumbent candidate for renomination can be disqualified and replaced by a party petitionAS 15.25.056
Mon07/02/201818PRIMWithdrawal deadline for political party candidates; 52 days prior to Election DayAS 15.25.055 6 AAC 25.210
Mon07/02/201818PRIMDeadline for candidates to change how their name appears on the ballot6AAC 25.212
Mon07/02/201818PRIMDeadline to withdraw as a candidate for the 2018 Primary Election
Tue07/03/201818PRIMBallot certified for the printer to begin printing ballotsAS 15.15.030
Wed07/04/2018Independence Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Fri07/06/201818PRIMTarget date to send absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters (active military members, spouses and dependents and overseas citizens) and the advance by-mail ballot to remote Alaska
Sat07/07/201818PRIMDeadline to send absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters (active military members, spouses and dependents and overseas citizens)AS 15.20.081(k), AS 15.20.0181 (l) Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act
Mon07/09/201818GENRDeadline for Judicial Retention candidates to file OEP materials for translation
Mon07/09/201818GENRDeadline to provide a statewide voter list to each political partyAS 15.07.140
Thu07/12/201818PRIMState Review Board begins the logic and accuracy testing of the ballot tabulation systemAS 15.20.900, 6 AAC 25.045
Mon07/16/201818GENRDeadline to receive political party submissions for the Official Election PamphletAS 15.58.040(a)
Mon07/16/201818REAADeadline for REAAs to notify Director of Elections of vacancies6 AAC 27.015
Thu07/19/201818PRIMRegional offices begin logic and accuracy testing of the ballot tabulation system6 AAC 25.045
Sat07/21/201818PRIMRegional offices open for voter registration 10AM-4PM
Sat07/21/201818PRIMRegional offices open 10AM-4:00PM for voter registrationAS 15.07.010, 070(d) & 15.25.060(b)
Sun07/22/201818PRIMDeadline for Regional Supervisors to appoint at least four members for each Absentee and Questioned Review BoardsAS 15.20.190
Sun07/22/201818PRIMRegional offices open 12PM-4PM for voter registration
Sun07/22/201818PRIMDeadline to register to vote or update registration information. Applications must be received or postmarked on or before this dayAS 15.05.010, AS 15.07.070 (c) (d), AS 15.25.060 (b)
Mon07/23/201818GENRDeadline for party and no-party candidates to submit OEP materials to the DivisionAS 15.58.030(b)
Mon07/23/201818 GENRDeadline for Federal and State candidates to submit OEP materials
Mon07/23/201818GENRDeadline to receive Official Election Pamphlet materials from Federal and State candidatesAS 15.58.030
Fri07/27/201818PRIMTarget date to begin mailing by-mail ballots to all remaining absentee votersAS 15.20.081(c)
Fri07/27/201818PRIMDeadline for election supplies and ballots to be in regional officesAS 15.15.050
Mon07/30/201818PRIMDeadline to mail Ballot Measure Pamplet to voters and post on websiteAS 15.58.080
Wed08/01/201818GENRDeadline for judges seeking retention to file for office AS 15.35.040; 055; 070; 110
Fri08/03/201818REAACandidate filing deadline for REAA candidates. Candidate filings must be received in person, by-fax or email by 5:00PM Alaska Standard Time or postmarked on this day6 AAC 27.035(b)
Mon08/06/201818PRIMEarly and Absentee In-Person, Electronic Transmission and Special Needs voting beginsAS 15.20.045, 061, 064, 066, 081, 6AAC 25.500
Tue08/07/201818GENRDeadline to receive Official Election Pamphlet materials from judges and judicial council
Wed08/08/201818REAALast day to receive complaints of the eligibility of REAA candidates6 AAC 27.037
Sat08/11/201818PRIMDeadline to receive Absentee Ballot Applications requesting a by-mail ballotAS 15.20.081(b)
Sat08/11/201818PRIMDeadline for public notice: posting notices and other advertising for the electionAS 15.15.070
Mon08/13/201818REAADeadline for a REAA Declaration of Candidacy sent by mail to be received6 AAC 27.035(b)
6 AAC 27.120
Tue08/14/201818PRIMDeadline for Absentee Review Boards to begin reviewing absentee ballot envelopesAS 15.20.201(a)
Wed08/15/201818REAADeadline to withdraw as a candidate for the 2018 REAA Election6 AAC 27.035(e)
Wed08/15/201818REAADeadline for candidates to change how their name appears on the REAA ballot6 AAC 25.212
Thu08/16/201818REAABallot certified for printer to begin printing ballotsAS 15.15.030
Sat08/18/201818PRIMRegional offices open 10AM-4PM for Early and Absentee In-Person and Special Needs voting6 AAC 25.500
Sun08/19/201818PRIMRegional offices open 12PM-4PM for Early and Absentee In-Person and Special Needs voting 6 AAC 25.500
Mon08/20/201818PRIM5:00PM Alaska Standard Time deadline to receive Electronic Transmission Absentee Ballot Applications from voters requesting an electronic transmission ballot AS 15.20.081(b)
Tue08/21/201818PRIMPrimary Election Day. Polls open 7AM-8PMAS 15.25.020
Tue08/21/201818PRIMDeadline for ballots returned by mail to be postmarkedAS 15.20.081(e)
Tue08/21/201818PRIMDeadline for ballots being returned by electronic transmission to be receivedAS 15.20.066(1)
6 AAC 25.680(g)
Tue08/21/201818GENRDeadline for no-party candidates to file nominating petition signatures 5PMAS 15.25.150
Tue08/21/201818GENR Deadline for no-party candidates to file nominating petition signatures 2018 General Election
Tue08/21/201818PRIMAbsentee electronic transmission ballots being returned by-fax must be received by 8:00PM Alaska Standard Time Election DayAS 15.20.066
Tue08/21/201818PRIMAbsentee ballots being returned by-mail must be postmarked on or before Election DayAS 15.20.081
Tue08/21/201818GENRDeadline to receive nominating petition signatures from candidatesAS 15.25.150
Thu08/23/201818PRIMDeadline for Questioned Review Boards to begin reviewing questioned ballots envelopes in regional officesAS 15.20.205(a)
Fri08/24/201818PRIMState Review Board randomly selects precincts for hand count verificationAS 15.15.430
6 AAC 25.068
Fri08/24/201818REAAState Review Board begins the logic and accuracy testing for ballot tabulation systemAS 15.20.900
6 AAC 25.045
Wed08/29/201818PRIMState Review Board begins auditing election materials for certification of the electionAS 15.15.430
AS 15.15.440
AS 15.20.220
Wed08/29/201818PRIMState Review Board conducts hand count verification of precinct tabulation election resultsAS 15.15.430
6 AAC 25.068
6 AAC 25.203
Fri08/31/201818PRIMTarget date for final count of absentee and questioned ballots by review boardsAS 15.20.201(c)
AS 15.20.205(c)
Fri08/31/201818PRIMDeadline to receive absentee ballots returned by-mail from voters from within the U.S., U.S. territories and overseasAS 15.20.081
Sun09/02/201818REAADeadline to register to vote or update registration information for REAA and Municipal Elections. Applications must be received or postmarked on or before this dayAS 15.05.010
AS 15.07.070(c)(d)
AS 29.26.050
Mon09/03/2018Labor Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Tue09/04/201818PRIMTarget date to certify the PRIMARY ELECTIONAS 15.15.450
Tue09/04/201818REAARegional offices begin logic and accuracy testing of the ballot tabulation system6 AAC 25.045
Tue09/04/201818GENRDeadline for recognized political parties to fill a vacancyAS 15.25.110
Tue09/04/201818GENRDeadline to withdraw as a candidate for the 2018 General ElectionAS 15.25.200
AS 15.35.135
6 AAC 25.210(b)
Wed09/05/201818GENRBallot certified for the printer to begin printing ballots
Fri09/07/201818REAADeadline for election supplies and ballots to be in regional offices AS 15.15.050
Fri09/07/201818REAATarget date to begin mailing absentee by-mail ballots to REAA voters and to mail ballots to voters in REAA all by-mail voting sectionsAS 15.20.081
AS 15.20.800
Sun09/09/201818PRIMDeadline to receive an application for recount; 5 days after certification dateAS 15.20.430
Mon09/10/201818REAADeadline to mail ballots to voters in all by-mail REAA voting sectionsAS 15.20.800(c)
Thu09/13/201818GENRState Review Board begins the logic and accuracy testing for ballot tabulation system
Fri09/14/201818PRIMDeadline for an election contest to be filed in Superior CourtAS 15.20.540
AS 15.20.550
Mon09/17/201818REAADeadline for Regional Supervisors to appoint 4 members to Absentee and Questioned Boards6 AAC 27.060(a)
Mon09/17/201818REAADeadline to appoint State Review Board Members 6 AAC 27.070
Mon09/17/201818REAAAbsentee In-Person and Special Needs voting begins for REAAAS 15320.045
Fri09/21/201818GENRTarget date to send ballots to UOCAVA voters (active military members, spouses and dependents and overseas citizens) and the advance by-mail ballot to remote Alaska
Fri09/21/201818GENRRegional offices begin logic and accuracy testing of the ballot tabulation system6 AAC 25.045
Sat09/22/201818GENRDeadline to send absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters (active military members, spouses and dependents and overseas citizens)AS 15.20.081(k)
AS 15.20080(l)
Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act
Sat09/22/201818REAADeadline for public notice; posting notices and other advertising for the electionAS 15.15.070
Mon09/24/201818REAADeadline to receive Absentee Ballot Applications requesting by-mail ballots for REAA elections6 AAC 27.050(a)
Tue09/25/201818REAAAbsentee Review Boards begins reviewing absentee ballot envelopes in regional officesAS 15.20.201(a)
Thu09/27/201818REAADeadline for write-in candidate to submit a letter of intent; 5 days prior to electionAS 15.25.105(c)
6 AAC 27.036
Tue10/02/201818REAAREAA Election Day, Polls open 8AM-8PMAS 14.08.071(b)
6 AAC 27.010
Tue10/02/201818REAADeadline for REAA ballots returned by mail to be postmarkedAS .20.081(e)
Tue10/02/201818REAA2018 REAA Election
Tue10/02/201818REAAAbsentee ballots being returned by-mail must be postmarked on or before Election DayAS 15.20.081
Thu10/04/201818REAA Deadline for Questioned Review Boards to begin reviewing questioned ballot envelopes in regional officesAS 15.20.205(a)
Sat10/06/201818GENRRegional offices open 10AM-4PM for voter registrationAS 15.05.010 & AS 15.07.070 c, d
Sun10/07/201818GENRRegional offices open 12PM-4PM for voter registration6 AAC 25.500
Sun10/07/201818GENRDeadline for voters to register to vote or update their registrationAS 15.05.010
AS 15.07.070 (c)(d)
Sun10/07/201818GENRDeadline for Regional Supervisors to appoint at least 4 members for the Absentee and Questioned Review BoardsAS 15.20.190
Sun10/07/201818GENRDeadline to register to vote or update registration information. Applications must be received or postmarked on or before this dayAS 15.05.010, AS 15.07.070 (c) (d), AS 15.25.060 (b)
Mon10/08/2018Columbus/ Indigenous Peoples Day - Federal Holiday - No Mail Service
Fri10/12/201818GENRDeadline for election supplies and ballots to be in all offices AS 15.15.050
Fri10/12/201818GENRTarget date to begin mailing by-mail ballots to all remaining absentee votersAS 15.20.081(c)
Fri10/12/201818REAADeadline to receive REAA absentee ballots mailed by voters from within US and US territoriesAS 15.20.081(e)
Fri10/12/201818REAAFinal count of absentee and questioned ballots by review boards and certification of the review in regional offices6 AAC 27.060(b)-(d)
Mon10/15/201818GENRStatutory deadline for Official Election Pamphlets to be mailed to voters for General ElectionAS 15.58.080(a)
Wed10/17/201818REAADeadline to receive by-mail REAA ballots mailed by voters from overseasAS 15.20.81(h)
Wed10/17/201818REAAState Review Board begins auditing election materials for the certification of the election6 AAC 27.070
Thu10/18/201818GENRAlaska Day - Offices Closed
Fri10/19/201818REAATarget date to certify the REAA Election6 AAC 27.080
Mon10/22/201818GENREarly and Absentee In-Person, Electronic Transmission and Special Needs voting begins
Wed10/24/201818REAADeadline for defeated candidate or 10 qualified voters to file an application for recountAS 15.20.430
AS 15.20.460
Sat10/27/201818GENRDeadline to receive Absentee Ballot Applications requesting by-mail ballot AS 15.20.081(b)
Sat10/27/201818GENRDeadline for public notice: posting notices and other advertising for the electionAS 15.15.070
Mon10/29/201818REAADeadline for an election contest to be filed in Superior CourtAS 15.20.540
AS 15.20.550
Tue10/30/201818GENRDeadline for Absentee Review Boards to begin reviewing absentee ballot envelopes AS 15.20.201(a)
Thu11/01/201818GENRDeadline for write-in candidates to submit a letter of intentAS 15.25.105(c)
Sat11/03/201818GENRRegional Offices open 10AM-4PM for Early and Absentee In-Person and Special Needs voting6 AAC 25.500
Sun11/04/201818GENRRegional Offices open 12PM-4PM for Early and Absentee In-Person and Special Needs voting6 AAC 25.500
Sun11/04/2018Fall back to Standard Time-Gain 1 hour
Mon11/05/201818GENR5:00PM Alaska Standard Time deadline to receive Electronic Transmission Absentee Ballot Application from voters requesting an electronic transmission ballotAS 15.20.081(b)
Tue11/06/201818GENRGENERAL ELECTION DAY. Polls open from 7AM-8PMAS 15.15.020
Tue11/06/201818GENRAbsentee electronic transmission ballots being returned by-fax must be received by 8:00PM Alaska Standard Time Election DayAS 15.20.066(l)
6 AAC 25.680(g)
Tue11/06/201818GENRAbsentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election DayAS 15.20.081(e)
Thu11/08/201818GENRDeadline for Questioned Review Boards to begin reviewing questioned ballot envelopes in regional officesAS 15.20.205(a)
Fri11/09/201818GENRState Review Board randomly selects precincts for hand count verificationAS 15.15.430
6 AAC 25.068
Mon11/12/201818GENRVeteran's Day - Offices Closed in ObservanceAS 44.12.010
Fri11/16/201818GENRDeadline to receive absentee ballots returned by-mail from voters from within the U.S. and U.S. territoriesAS 15.20.081(e)
Fri11/16/201818GENRState Review Board Hand Count team conducts hand count verification of precinct tabulation election resultsAS 15.15.430
6 AAC 25.068
Fri11/16/201818GENRState Review Board begins auditing election materials for the certification of the electionAS 15.15.430
AS 15.20.220
Wed11/21/201818GENRDeadline to receive by-mail ballots mailed by voters from overseasAS 15.20.81(h)
Wed11/21/201818GENRFinal count of absentee and questioned ballots by review boards and certification of the review in regional officesAS 15.20.201(c)
AS 15.20205(c)
Thu11/22/2018Thanksgiving Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Mon11/26/201818GENRDeadline to receive an application for recount for Governor/Lieutenant GovernorAS 15.20.430
Wed11/28/201818GENRDeadline to receive an application for recount for all other offices AS 15.20.430
Mon12/03/201818GENRDeadline for an election contest to be filed in Superior CourtAS 15.20.540
AS 15.20.550
Tue12/25/2018Christmas Day(Observed) - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010