Vote While You Fish – August 17, 2018

August 21 Alaska Primary Election – Have you voted yet?

The state Primary Elections are Tuesday August 21.  If you’ll be in your home district be sure to vote… for info see Polling Place lookup

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2018 Primary Election Candidate List – District Search

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2018 Primary Election Sample Ballot by District

 


 

If you are not in your home district you can still vote three ways – this weekend, Monday or Election day:

1.Absentee In-Person & Early Voting

Ballots for all of Alaska’s 40 voting districts are available this weekend and Monday at regional elections offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome and Wasilla.

Also, on Election day Tuesday you can vote the ballot for any district at airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak and Sitka.  For details see

Absentee Voting Locations & dates of availability for the primary

2.Absentee voting by Fax and Electronic Transmission

Note that electronic voting through the online portal is suspended for the primary- use Fax.

The deadline to apply for an electronic (fax) transmission ballot is Monday, August 20.  The division will send a by-fax voting packet that contains a ballot, Voter Certificate and Identification sheet and instructions to the fax number you provide.

You will need a witness over age 18 and a fax machine. For instructions see Voting by Fax.

To vote by fax, download the Electronic Transmission Absentee Ballot Application, print and fill out and fax to (907) 677-9943,  (907) 270-2780Toll Free Fax: (855) 677-9943

3.Special Needs Absentee Voting through a personal representative(if you are disabled).

See Special Needs voting& Accessibility Assistance for Voters

Note thatVoting by mailis available only if you already mailed in the voting by mail ballot request form as the deadline was August 11. You should have received your ballot and instructions – be sure to mail it in postmarked no later than August 21.

For additional help contactthe Absentee and Petition Office at akabsentee@alaska.gov or call toll free (877) 375-6508

Alaska Division of Elections Regional Elections offices

 


 

Important election dates for 2018:

July 22:             Deadline for voter registration to vote in the August 21 Primary.

August 6:           Early, absentee in-person, special needs, and electronic submission voting begins

August 11:         Deadline for absentee ballot applications requesting by-mail ballots to be received

August 20:        Deadline for absentee ballot applications requests for electronic (FAX) transmission ballots to be received

August 21:        PRIMARY ELECTION DAY– Absentee by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before this date, and electronic transmission ballots must be received by 8 p.m. AST

 

October 7:          Last day to update voter registration or to register to vote in the general election

October 22:        Early, absentee in-person, special needs, and electronic submission voting begins

October 27:        Deadline for absentee ballot applications requesting by-mail ballots to be received

November 5:      Deadline for absentee ballot applications requesting electronic transmission ballots to be received

November 6:      GENERAL ELECTION DAY– Absentee by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before this    date, and electronic transmission ballots must be received by 8 p.m. AST

 

*** Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AST***


Prepared by United Fishermen of Alaska staff.

To support our work see http://www.ufafish.org/become-a-member/.

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