Don’t wait – vote in the Alaska Primary Election
See below for the four ways to vote absentee:
2) by mail,
3) by fax or electronic submission, and
4) through a personal representative if your are disabled.
Candidates for Alaska Governor, U.S. House, 40 State House and 10 State Senate seats will compete in the primary election to become their party’s nominee in the November 6th general election. Registered voters have two ballot choices:
- Republican ballot: Must be a registered Republican, Nonpartisan or Undeclared;
- Democratic ballot, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party: Any registered voter may vote this ballot;
(There are no ballot measures scheduled to be on the August 21 primary election, so there is no ballot measures-only ballot available.)
Winners of the primary election from their recognized political party (Alaskan Independence Party, Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party, and the Alaska Republican Party) will advance to the November 6 general election as their party’s nominee. Unaffiliated candidates will appear on the November 6 general election ballots
August 6 -Beginning today you can vote in the August 21 primary Election
The state Primary Elections are Tuesday August 21.
If you will be fishing, make plans now to vote absentee or early.
There are four ways to vote absentee: 1) in-person, 2) by mail, 3) by fax or electronic submission, and 4) through a personal representative if your are disabled.
You may vote absentee in person beginning August 6, and on Election Day.
Ballots for all of Alaska’s 40 voting districts are available at regional election offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Nome and in the state’s six largest airports on Election Day.
Absentee Voting Locations & dates of availability for the primary:
2. Absentee Voting By-Mail – deadline August 11 for ballot request.
To cast an absentee vote by mail or electronic transmission, an application for absentee ballot must be filed in advance. Applications can be requested and turned in any time up to seven days before an election. Deadline is August 11 to request a ballot for Absentee Voting by Mail.
You may apply for an electronic transmission ballot beginning 15 days before each Election Day.
By Fax: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 provided. You will need a witness over age 18 and a Fax machine. See
Online: When voting through the secure online delivery system, you will need access to a computer, printer and, if returning the voted ballot through the secure online delivery system, have equipment (such as a scanner) to be able to produce a digital file (PDF, TIFF or JPG) of the completed Voter Certificate and Identification sheet.
Deadline for Requesting an electronic transmission ballot is 5:00 P.M. on August 15, the day before the Primary Election.
For voting by fax or online, download the Electronic Transmission Absentee Ballot Application.
4. Special Needs Absentee Voting through a personal representative (if you are disabled).
See Special Needs voting:
& Accessibility Assistance for Voters: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/disabledvoterassistance.php
For additional help contactthe Absentee and Petition Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free (877) 375-6508
Polling Place lookup: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/pollingplacelocations.php
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 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.
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