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Alternative Voting Options

If you are unable or do not wish to vote at your polling place on Election Day, we offer several alternative options:

  • Early and In-Person Absentee Voting

    Starting 15 days prior to Election Day, you may vote absentee in person at any elections office or at other Early/In-Person Voting sites. Locate a site near you.
  • By-Mail Voting

    You can apply to have a ballot mailed to you after January 1 of each election year an election takes place that you are eligible. You can request a ballot for a specific election or for all elections in that year. The application is accepted up to 10 days prior to each election.

    To have a ballot mailed to you complete and submit an application. Please apply early to allow for on-time delivery of your ballot. If you are unable to go to your polling place due to age, serious illness or a disability, and would like to receive an application for a by-mail ballot mailed to you each election year, contact the Absentee and Petition Office and request that your name be added to the mailing list to receive an application.

    Voted absentee by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

  • By-Fax Voting

    This should be your last alternative for casting your ballot. By-fax voting is available beginning 15 days prior to Election Day. You must submit your application no later than 5:00 p.m. Alaska time the day before Election Day. You must apply separately for each election.

    If you choose to return your voted ballot by fax, you voluntarily waive a portion of your right to a secret ballot.

    Voted by-fax ballots must be returned by fax before 8:00 p.m., Alaska time, on Election Day. Your voted ballot may also be returned by mail, postmarked on or before Election Day.

  • Special Needs Voting

    If you are unable to go to the polls due to age, serious illness or a disability, you may have a personal representative pick up and deliver a ballot to you beginning 15 days before an election at any Early/In-Person Voting site. Special needs ballots can also be obtained on Election Day at the polling place. Your personal representative can be anyone except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union. For additional information about special needs voting, please contact your Regional Elections Office.
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