General Election Information

Election Dates

  • The next general election will be held on November 5, 2024. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

  • General elections are held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even numbered years.

  • View the full election calendar for all upcoming elections and deadlines.

Ballot Information

Election Day

Alaska's General Election

In accordance with Alaska law, all general elections will be conducted by Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). RCV allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference. Only the top four candidates who received the greatest number of votes for any office in the primary will appear on the general election ballot. There will still be a space for write-in candidates. For a candidate to win, they must receive a majority (50% + 1) of total votes cast. If no candidate receives a majority of 1st choice votes in the 1st round of counting, more rounds of counting continue until a candidate reaches a majority.

  • If a candidate is registered as affiliated with a political party or group, it does not imply the candidate is nominated by, endorsed by, approved of, or associated with that particular party or group.

  • Judicial candidates filing for retention will appear on the general election ballot.

  • A space will be provided on the general election ballot for voters to record the name of a write-in candidate.

  • Learn more about ranked choice voting HERE.