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No Party or Nominating Petition Candidates

Filing for Office

Candidates representing a political group file a Nominating Petition, gathers signatures from a specified number of registered voters, and file a Financial Disclosure Statement.

There are two filing dates for nominating petition candidates:

  • The Filing Notification form and the Financial Disclosure Statement must be filed with any Division of Elections Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 1 of the year in which a General Election is held for the office. If June 1 falls on a weekend or holiday, the filing deadline will be extended to the next business day.
  • The full Nominating Petition form and the required signatures of registered voters for that office must be filed by actual physical delivery in person to the Division of Elections at or before 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on the day of the primary election, or by actual physical delivery to the Division of Elections by registered or certified mail return receipt requested which is postmarked at or before 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on the day of the primary election to any Division of Elections Office and received not more than 15 days after that time.

Forms for “No-Party” or Nominating Petition Candidates

Methods for Filing Your “No-Party” or Nominating Petition Paperwork

Candidates may submit the information required under AS 15.25.180(a)(1) – (8) and (11) – (17) with the Division of Elections, using one of the methods listed below, no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 1. If June 1 falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.

  • In person – A Filing Notification and Financial Disclosure Statement may be delivered in person to any Division of Elections Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline.
  • By mail – A Filing Notification and Financial Disclosure Statement sent by mail must be received by the Division of Elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline. If the postmark is illegible, a dated receipt from the post office where dispatched shall be acceptable evidence of mailing. If June 1 is a Sunday or a holiday, the deadlines for postmarking and receipt of the declaration shall be extended 24 hours in each instance. Filing Notifications may be mailed to any Division of Elections Office.
  • By fax – A Filing Notification or a copy of the statements made under AS 15.25.180(a) (1) – (8) and (11) – (17) may be faxed to any Division of Elections Office and must be received by the division no later than 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline. The original filling notification containing paragraphs (1) - (8) and (11) - (17), as required by AS 15.25.180(a), must be received by the Division of Elections within 15 days of the filing deadline.

The delivery of signatures that are due on or before the day of the Primary Election may only be delivered by actual physical delivery, in person, to any Division of Elections Office.

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