Election Calendar

Date Event Notes Reference
1/1/2022 Starting date for Absentee Application filing. Absentee ballot applications may be filed today for all 2022 elections. AS 15.20.081(b),(i), 42 U.S.C.
1/17/2022 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday - Offices Closed State and Federal Holiday AS 44.12.010
1/18/2022 First day of the Second Legislative Session for the 32nd Legislature Convenes each year on the third Tuesday in January at 1:00 p.m. AS 24.05.090
1/18/2022 Deadline for initiatives to be filed for 2022 ballot (before 1:00pm) Initiative petitions must be filed prior to the Legislature convening in order to appear on the 2022 ballot. Signatures must be reviewed w/in 60 days. AS 15.45.150 AS 15.45.190
2/21/2022 President's Day - Offices Closed State and Federal Holiday AS 44.12.010
3/6/2022 Registration deadline for the MOA Election. Municipality of Anchorage's regularly scheduled election. (MOA)
3/13/2022 Daylight Savings Time - Spring Forward Lose one hour
3/28/2022 Seward's Day - Offices Closed State Holiday - last Monday in March AS 44.12.010
4/5/2022 Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) regular election. (MOA)
4/15/2022 Deadline for parties to submit names of election workers. Each political party or group may submit names in writing for 2 election board workers. Date is set at April 15. AS 15.10.120(b)
4/17/2022 90th day of session Although statute requires the legislature to adjourn within 90 consecutive days, the Alaska Constitution Art. II, Sec 8, still allows for a 120 legislative session. Session could adjourn past the 90 days. AS 24.05.150
4/17/2022 Last day Legislature can adjourn for a ballot measure to appear on Primary Election ballot. The legislature must adjourn by this date in order for a ballot measure to appear on the Primary Election ballot. Otherwise, it will appear on the General Election ballot. (22PRIM) AS 15.45.190
4/17/2022 Easter Sunday
5/17/2022 120th legislative day if extended
5/30/2022 Memorial Day - Offices Closed State and Federal Holiday AS 44.12.010
5/31/2022 Requested deadline to receive names from political parties for SRB The list of names may be submitted in writing at least 30 days prior to the election (22PRIM 22GENR) AS 15.10.180
5/31/2022 Deadline for groups to submit an application for recognized status Statutory deadline is May 31. Deadline for a political group to file their bylaws and an application to become a recognized political party if they have met the qualifications in AS 15.80.010(25). AS 15.80.008
6/1/2022 Candidacy Filing Deadline (22PRIM 22GENR) AS 15.25.040
6/11/2022 Deadline to receive candidate eligibility complaints Must be received by close of business. Eligibility must be determined within 30 days of receipt of the complaint. (22PRIM 22GENR) AS 15.25.042 6 AAC 25.260(a)
6/16/2022 Deadline to receive declaration in its entirety from faxed candidacy filing The Division must receive the full Declaration of Candidacy filings that was originally sent via fax in part, only including information outlined in AS 15.25.030(a) 1-5. (22PRIM 22GENR) AS 15.25.040
6/22/2022 Deadline for candidates for federal/statewide offices, candidates for US Senator, US Representative, State Senator, State Representative to file their Official Election Pamphlet materials so that the division can translate it into the appropriate Alaska Native language to assist limited English proficient Alaska Native Voters. 6 AAC 25.720
6/25/2022 Deadline for ballot name changes Deadline is the candidate withdrawal deadline. (22PRIM) 6 AAC 25.212
6/25/2022 Candidate Withdrawal Dealine (22PRIM) AS 15.25.055, 6 AAC 25.210
6/27/2022 Target date to post sample ballots on webpage (22PRIM)
7/1/2022 Target date to send ballots to UOCAVA voters (by mail and electronic transmission) and to begin sending by-mail ballots to civilian voters who requested an advance remote ballot The deadline to begin sending ballots to UOCAVA voters and civilian voters who request a remote advance ballot is 45 days prior to Election Day but due to USPS closure, ballots are sent 46 days prior to election. (22PRIM) AS 15.20.081
7/2/2022 Deadline to mail ballots for any ballot requests received from UOCAVA and advance remote ballots voters by this date (22PRIM) Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act
7/4/2022 Independence Day - Offices Closed State and Federal Holiday AS 44.12.010
7/6/2022 Date the SRB plans to start testing the Primary Election (22PRIM) AS 15.20.900 6 AAC 25.045
7/15/2022 Deadline for political party submissions for OEP Date is set at July 15. (22GENR) AS 15.58.040(a)
7/15/2022 Deadline for REAAs to notify Director of vacancies Date is set at July 15. (22REAA) 6 AAC 27.015
7/16/2022 Regional offices open for voter registration 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (22PRIM)
7/17/2022 Regional offices open for voter registration 12 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (22PRIM)
7/17/2022 Deadline for Regions to appoint A & Q board members (22PRIM)
7/17/2022 Voter Registration Deadline Deadline always falls on a Sunday. 30th day prior to the Election. (22PRIM) AS 15.07.010, AS 15.07.070(d), AS 15.25.060(b)
7/19/2022 Target date for first mailing of absentee by-mail ballots to civilian voters. Approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the election. If official ballots are available prior to this date, the ballots will be mailed to the voters as soon as they are ready for distribution. (22PRIM) AS 15.20.081(c)
7/22/2022 Deadline for candidates to submit OEP materials Statutory deadline set at 7/22. (22GENR) AS 15.58.030(b)
8/1/2022 Deadline for judges seeking retention to file for office Date set August 1 in statute. (22GENR) AS 15.35.040; 055; 070; 110; AS 39.50.020
8/1/2022 Candidate OEP pages posted on website PRIM & GENR candidate OEP pages are posted at the same time. However, final GENR candidates will be posted by October 19th. (22 PRIM 22GENR) AS 15.58.030
8/1/2022 In-Person, Special Needs and by Electronic Transmission Voting Begins (22PRIM) AS 15.20.045, AS 15.20.061-081, 6 AAC 25.500
8/5/2022 Candidacy Filing Deadline (22REAA) 6 AAC 27.035(b)
8/6/2022 Absentee By-Mail Request Deadline (22PRIM) AS 15.20.081(b)
8/6/2022 Regional offices open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Absentee and Early Voting (22PRIM)
8/7/2022 Regional offices open 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. for Absentee and Early Voting (22PRIM)
8/7/2022 Deadline to receive OEP materials from judges and judicial council (22GENR) AS 15.58.050
8/9/2022 Latest date the Absentee Review Boards can begin review of absentee ballot envelopes (22PRIM) AS 15.20.201(a)
8/10/2022 Last day to receive candidate eligibility complaints (22REAA) 6 AAC 27.037
8/13/2022 Regional offices open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Absentee and Early Voting (22PRIM)
8/14/2022 Regional Offices open 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. for Absentee and Early Voting (22PRIM) 6 AAC 25.500
8/15/2022 Deadline for a REAA Declaration of Candidacy to be received by mail Candidate can be certified if the candidate qualifies and the declaration is postmarked by 8/5/22. (22REAA) 6 AAC 27.035(b) 6 AAC 27.120
8/15/2022 Deadline to receive absentee electronic transmission ballot applications. (22PRIM) AS 15.20.081(b)
8/16/2022 Deadline for ballots returned by mail to be postmarked Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day. (22PRIM) AS 15.20.081(e)
8/16/2022 Deadline for ballots being returned by electronic transmission to be received (22PRIM) AS 15.20.066(1)
8/16/2022 Primary Election Day (22PRIM) AS 15.25.020
8/17/2022 Candidate Withdrawal Deadline (22REAA) 6 AAC 27.035(e)
8/18/2022 Ballot Certified Ballot is certified following the withdrawal deadline (22REAA)
8/18/2022 Questioned Review Boards begin their review (22PRIM) AS 15.20.205(a)
8/24/2022 SRB randomly selects precincts for HCVP (22PRIM) AS 15.15.430 6AAC 25.068
8/25/2022 SRB Handcount Team conducts verification (HCVP) August 25-29. (22PRIM) AS 15.15.430 6AAC 25.068
8/25/2022 State Review Board begins reviews of election materials August 25 - Sept. 2 (approximate end date) (22PRIM) AS 15.20.220
8/26/2022 Deadline to receive absentee ballots mailed from within the U.S., U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa AND from overseas (22PRIM) AS 15.20.081(e)
9/2/2022 Target date to certify the Primary Election (22PRIM) AS 15.15.450
9/4/2022 Voter Registration Deadline (22REAA) AS 15.07.010, AS 15.07.070(c-d)
9/5/2022 Candidate Withdrawal Deadline (22GENR) AS 15.25.200, AS 15.35.135, 6 AAC 25.210(b)
9/5/2022 Labor Day - Offices Closed State Holiday AS 44.12.010
9/6/2022 Ballot Certified Ballot is certified following the withdrawal deadline. (22REAA)
9/7/2022 Deadline to receive an application for recount within 5 days of certification. If certification occurs on date planned, otherwise adjust the recount deadline if certification occurs earlier or later than the targeted date. A defeated candidate or 10 qualified voters may file a recount application. The application must be filed within five days for all offices and propositions after the completion of the SRB following a Primary Election. Recounts are held within five days of receipt of application. (22PRIM)
9/12/2022 Deadline for an election contest to be filed in superior court Contest must be filed within 10 days after the completion of the State Review. (22PRIM) AS 15.20.540 AS 15.20.550
9/12/2022 Date the SRB plans to start testing the General Election (22GENR) AS 15.20.900 6 AAC 25.045
9/12/2022 Deadline to mail ballots to voters in by-mail sections and all by-mail ballots. (22REAA) AS 15.20.800(c)
9/19/2022 Date Regional offices plan to start testing the General Election Sept. 19 - Oct. 2 (22GENR)
9/19/2022 Absentee in-person and special needs voting begins (22REAA) AS 15.20.045, AS 15.20.061, 6 AAC 27.050(b)
9/23/2022 Target date to send ballots to UOCAVA voters (by mail and electronic transmission) and to begin sending by-mail ballots to civilian voters who requested an advance remote ballot The deadline to begin sending ballots to UOCAVA voters and civilian voters who request a remote advance ballot is 45 days prior to Election Day but due to USPS closure, ballots are sent 46 days prior to election. (22GENR)
9/24/2022 Deadline to mail ballots for any ballot requests received from UOCAVA and advance remote ballots voters by this date UOCAVA voter's whose application was received by the division on this date must be sent a ballot. Federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act
9/24/2022 Absentee By-Mail Request Deadline (22REAA) 6 AAC 27.050(a)
9/27/2022 Latest date the Absentee Review Boards can begin review of absentee ballot envelopes (22REAA) AS 15.20.201(a)
9/29/2022 Deadline for write-in candidte to submit letter of intent The seat must have a candidate that filed for the seat in order to be eligible. (22REAA) AS 15.25.105(c) 6 AAC 27.036
10/4/2022 REAA Election Day (22REAA) AS 14.08.071(b), 6 AAC 27.010
10/8/2022 Regional Offices open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for registration. (22GENR)
10/9/2022 Regional Offices open 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. for registration. (22GENR)
10/9/2022 Deadline for Regions to appoint A & Q board members Supervisors appoint at least 4 members each to the Absentee and Questioned review boards. (22GENR) AS 15.20.190
10/9/2022 Voter Registration Deadline (22GENR) AS 15.05.010, AS 15.07.070(c-d)
10/10/2022 Indigenous Peoples Day (Columbus Day) Offices are Open Federal Holiday
10/10/2022 Target mailing date for the English, Tagalog OEPs to voters. (22GENR)
10/14/2022 Final regional count of Absentee and Questioned ballots (22REAA) 6AAC 27.060(b) - (d)
10/14/2022 Deadline to receive by-mail ballots mailed from within the U.S (22REAA) AS 15.20.081(e)
10/17/2022 Statutory deadline for OEPs to be mailed to voters all voters in all languages (22GENR) AS 15.58.080(a)
10/18/2022 Alaska Day - Offices Closed State Holiday AS 44.12.010
10/19/2022 State Review Board begins review of election materials (22REAA)
10/19/2022 Deadline to receive by-mail ballots mailed from overseas addresses (22REAA) AS 15.20.81(h)
10/24/2022 Deadline for OEP candidate pages to be posted on the web (22GENR) AS 15.58.030
10/24/2022 Target date to ceritfy the REAA election (22REAA) 6AAC 27.080 6AAC 27.130
10/24/2022 In-Person, Special Needs and by Electronic Transmission Voting Begins (22GENR) AS 15.20.045, AS 15.20.061-.081, 6 AAC 25.500
10/29/2022 Regional Offices open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Absentee and Early Voting (22GENR)
10/29/2022 Absentee By-Mail Request Deadline (22GENR) AS 15.20.081(b)
10/30/2022 Regional Offices open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Absentee and Early Voting (22GENR)
11/1/2022 The latest the Absentee Review Boards can begin review of absentee ballots (22GENR) AS 15.20.201(a)
11/3/2022 Deadline for write-in candidates to submit a letter of intent (22GENR) AS 15.25.105(c)
11/3/2022 Deadline for an election contest to be filed in superior court Contest must be filed within 10 days after the completion of the State Review. (22REAA) AS 15.20.540 AS 15.20.550
11/5/2022 Regional Offices open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Absentee and Early Voting (22GENR) 6 AAC 25.500
11/6/2022 Regional Offices open 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. for Absentee and Early Voting (22GENR) 6 AAC 25.500
11/6/2022 Daylight Savings Time - Fall back to standard time
11/7/2022 Deadline to receive absentee by electronic transmission ballot applications Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Alaska Time. (22GENR) AS 15.20.081(b)
11/8/2022 Deadline to receive absentee by electronic transmission ballot applications (22GENR) AS 15.20.081(b)
11/8/2022 Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day (22GENR) AS 15.20.081(e)
11/8/2022 Deadline for ballots returned by electronic transmission ballots to be received (22GENR) 6 AAC 25.680(g)
11/8/2022 General Election Day (22GENR)
11/10/2022 Questioned Board begins review of questioned ballot envelopes (22GENR) AS 15.20.205(a)
11/11/2022 SRB randomly selects precincts for HCVP (22GENR)
11/11/2022 Veteran's Day - Offices Closed AS 44.12.010
11/18/2022 Deadline to receive absentee ballots mailed from within the U.S., U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa Ballots must be postmarked by 11/8/22 to be eligible. (22GENR) AS 15.20.081(e)
11/21/2022 State Review Board begins review of election materials (22GENR) AS 15.20.220
11/21/2022 SRB conducts a Hand Count Verification of Precincts (22GENR)
11/23/2022 Deadline to receive by-mail ballots mailed from overseas addresses (22GENR) AS 15.20.81(h)
11/23/2022 Final regional count of Absentee and Questioned ballots (22GENR) AS 15.20.201(c) AS 15.20.205(c)
11/24/2022 Thanksgiving Day - Offices Closed AS 44.12.010
11/29/2022 Target date to certify the General Election (22GENR) AS 15.15.450
12/2/2022 Deadline to receive an application for recount within 3 days for Governor & Lt. Governor (22GENR) AS 15.20.430
12/4/2022 Deadline to receive an application for recount within 5 days. All other races. Deadline is based on when the SRB has finished their review, so this date may change. Adjust according to the actual date when the SRB finished. Application must be filed within five days after the completion of the SRB. Recounts are held within five days of receipt of application for any office, question or proposition unless for Gov/Lt. Gov then it is held within 3 days following a General Election. (22GENR) AS 15.20.430
12/5/2022 Governor and Lieutenant Governor sworn into office (22GENR) AK Constitution, Article III, Section 4