SPECIAL SERVICES FOR THE 1996 GENERAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1996
The polls will be open from 7:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
VOTERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
If you have difficulty in voting because of physical disability or handicap,
difficulty reading or writing English, or for any other reason, you may bring
someone to help you at the polls. The person you bring can go into the
voting booth with you and assist you in voting. This includes election
officials, family members, friends, bystanders, campaign workers and
anyone else who is not the voter's employer, agent of the employer, or
officer or agent of the voter's union. This is your right under federal law.
NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING VOTERS
Bilingual assistance is available at many polling places throughout the
State. Let the Division of Elections know if you will need this service
when you vote.
HEARING IMPAIRED VOTERS
The Division of Elections has a special TTY telecommunications device
which allows hearing impaired voters to get general information about
the elections by calling 465-3020.
VISUALLY IMPAIRED VOTERS
Magnifying ballot viewers for the visually impaired will be available
at all polling places and absentee voting sites.
Audio tape recordings of the 1996 Official Election Pamphlet are
available from the Alaska State Library for the Blind and Visually
Handicapped, located in Anchorage. Telephone them at (907) 269-6575
PHYSICALLY DISABLED VOTERS
If you have difficulty gaining access to your polling place,
please let the Division of Elections know. We are making every effort
to ensure polling places are handicapped-accessible.
If you are unable to be at the polling place on Election Day and did not
have time to apply for an absentee by-mail ballot, applications for voting
by fax are available and must be received four days prior to the election.
Don't forget that you can vote absentee by mail or through a
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS or would like more information about
our special services, please contact any Regional Elections Office.
Southcentral Election Office
2525 Gambell Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503-2838
Southeast Election Office
P.O. Box 110018
Juneau, AK 99811-0018
Central Election Office
675 7th Avenue, Sta H3
Fairbanks, AK 99701-4594
Northwest Election Office
P.O. Box 577
Nome, AK 99762-0577
Alaska Division of Elections Home Page
1996 Official Election Pamphlet Introduction Page