Primary Election Information

Election Dates

  • The next Primary and Special General Election will be held on August 20, 2024. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

  • Primary elections are held on the third Tuesday in August of even numbered years.

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

Ballot Information

Election Day

Alaska's Pick One Primary Election

A Nonpartisan Pick One Primary is used to determine the top four vote getters that will advance to the General Election, regardless of political affiliation. In accordance with Alaska’s laws, a primary election candidate does not have to be a member of a political party or a political group, to run for office. 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. Currently, there is one primary ballot.

  • A registered voter may vote for one candidate per race regardless of voter’s registered political affiliation, including nonpartisan and undeclared.

  • There is no limit as to how many candidates can file for the primary election for any given candidate race.

  • Learn more about the history of Alaska's primary elections.

  • Learn more about the Nonpartisan Pick One Primary HERE.