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Accessibility Assistance for Voters

Assistance by a person of your choice

If you need assistance during any stage of the electoral process, you may have a person of your choice provide assistance to you as long as that person is not a candidate, your employer, agent of your employer, or agent of your union. The person you choose to assist you may go into the voting booth with you to help you in casting your ballot.

Outreach

The Division of Elections provides registrar training and/or voter outreach to a variety of community agencies, such as the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Access Alaska, Southeast Alaska Independent Living and Alaska State Independent Living Council.

Registration

If you need assistance with completing the registration application, you may have a person of your choice provide assistance;

OR

Contact the Division of Elections for assistance.

Accessible Polling Places

The Division of Elections conducts surveys of statewide polling places to check for ADA compliance. We make every effort to ensure polling places are accessible to all Alaskans.

This sometimes includes temporary solutions, such as portable ramps, door knob converters, ballot call doorbells for those who need assistance gaining entry to the polling place, and temporary van-accessible parking spots. Inside the polling place, the Division of Elections provides magnifying viewers for the visually impaired and touch screen voting units equipped with magnified text and audio ballots.

To locate your polling place please call 1-888-383-8683, or in Anchorage call 907-269-8683 or you may look up your voting record to obtain your polling place location using our Voter Search online option.

The Division of Elections has a TTY telecommunications device, that allows hearing impaired voters to obtain general information about elections by calling (907) 465-3020.

 

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