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 ASTAS 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 for political party submissions for the OEP.AS 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 (30 days prior to Election Day)AS 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
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; first Friday in August6 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 OEP 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)
Wed08/15/201818REAAWithdrawal deadline for REAA candidates; 48 days prior to Election Day6 AAC 27.035(e)
Wed08/15/201818REAA Deadline for REAA candidates to change how name appears on 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 by Election DayAS 15.20.081
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 mailed by voters within US and US territoriesAS 15.20.081A(e)
Sun09/02/201818REAADeadline for voters to register to vote or update their registration for REAA and Municipal ElectionAS 15.05.010
AS 15.07.070(c)(d)
AS 29.26.050
Mon09/03/2018Labor Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Tue09/04/201818GENRDeadline to withdraw as a candidate for the 2018 General Election
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
Tue09/04/201818GENRWithdrawal deadline for General Election candidatesAS 15.25.200
AS 15.35.135
6 AAC 25.210(b)
Tue09/04/201818GENRDeadline for candidates to change how their name appears on the ballot6 AAC 25.212
Wed09/05/201818GENRDeadline to receive nominating petition signatures from candidates that were mailedAS 15.25.150
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 mail regular Absentee by-mail REAA ballots to voters in all by-mail REAA 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 and advance ballots to civilian voters
Fri09/21/201818GENRRegional offices begin logic and accuracy testing of the ballot tabulation system6 AAC 25.045
Sat09/22/201818GENRDeadline to begin sending absentee ballots for UOCAVA voters and overseas votersAS 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
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
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 for 1st mailing of absentee by-mail to voters that requested a by-mail ballot(non-UOCAVA and advance ballot voters)AS 15.20.081(c)
Fri10/12/201818REAADeadline to receive 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
Mon10/22/201818GENRAbsentee In-Person, Early Vote, Electronic Transmission (for non-UOCAVA voters) and Special Needs voting beginsAS 15.20.045; 061;
064; 066; 081
6 AAC 25.500
Mon10/22/201818GENR2018 General Absentee Early and In-Person 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 ballots 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 Absentee In-Person, Special Needs and Early Voting6 AAC 25.500
Sun11/04/201818GENRRegional Offices open 12PM-4PM for Absentee In-Person, Special Needs, and Early Voting6 AAC 25.500
Sun11/04/2018Fall back to Standard Time-Gain 1 hour
Mon11/05/201818GENRDeadline to receive absentee electronic transmission ballot requestsAS 15.20.081(b)
Tue11/06/201818GENRGENERAL ELECTION DAY. Polls open from 7AM-8PMAS 15.15.020
Tue11/06/201818GENRDeadline for ballots being returned by electronic transmission to be receivedAS 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 mailed by voters from within the US and US 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 by voters with overseas addresses. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election DayAS 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