Early and Absentee In-Person Voting

Dates, Times and Locations

  • Alaska is a no excuse absentee voting state. Anyone may vote using the early and in-person absentee voting options.

  • Most voting in-person locations open beginning 15 days prior to each Election Day and remain open through Election Day.

  • Times, dates and district ballot available may vary depending on the location and/or community.

  • For locations, dates and hours, visit our Early and Absentee In-Person Voting webpage.

Ballot Information

  • Some early and in-person absentee voting locations will have all district ballots available, some locations will have a single district ballot for that community and some locations may have multiple district ballots available.

  • Early votes cast through the Thursday before election Day will be counted on Election Night after 8:00 p.m. All Early votes cast after Thursday will be counted on the 7th day after Election Day. Some absentee ballots (mail, online, fax, in-person, special needs) will be counted Election Night after 8:00 p.m.

What is Early Voting and In-Person Absentee Voting?

  • Early voting is similar to when you go vote at your polling place on Election Day. At the time you vote your eligibility to vote in that election is verified by the absentee voting official. The official will look up your name in the voter registration database and will verify that your registration is active and current. If your registration is active and current, the official will print off a voter certificate with your information that you will sign. You will then be given a ballot to vote that is dropped into a ballot box after voting.

  • Early voting is only available at certain absentee voting locations that the division can establish a secure connection with the voter registration database system. Early voting is available in Juneau, Homer, Soldotna, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla, Fairbanks and Nome at designated locations. You may vote an early vote ballot during primary, general and statewide special elections.

  • Absentee In-Person is available at many locations througout Alaska. When voting using this method, you will be asked for identification and to complete the outside of an in-person voting envelope with your information. After voting your ballot, you will place it in a secrecy sleeve and then seal it inside the in-person voting envelope. The absente voting official will mail your voted ballot to their assigned regional elections office. Your ballot will be reviewed and processed by a bi-partisan review board.