VOTE WHILE YOU FISH!
Don’t wait – vote in the Alaska General Election beginning today, October 22.
If you will be fishing or away from home on Tuesday November 6, make plans now to vote absentee or early.
See below for the 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.
Candidates for Alaska Governor, U.S. House, 40 State House and 10 State Senate seats, and Ballot Measure No. 1 “An act providing for the protection of wild salmon and fish and wildlife habitat” will be on the ballot for the general election.
2018 General Election Information
October 22 -Beginning today you can vote in the November 6 General Election
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.
1. Absentee In-Person & Early Voting
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
2. Absentee Voting By-Mail – deadline October 27 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 October 27 to request a ballot for Absentee Voting by Mail.
Absentee Voting by Mail ballot application
3. Absentee voting by Fax and Electronic Transmission
You may now 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.
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: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/specialneedsvoting.php
& Accessibility Assistance for Voters: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/disabledvoterassistance.php
For additional help contactthe Absentee and Petition Office at email@example.com or call toll free (877) 375-6508
Alaska Division of Elections Regional Elections offices
Polling Place lookup: http://www.elections.alaska.gov/Core/pollingplacelocations.php
Important election dates for 2018:
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 at Division of Elections.
November 5: Deadline for absentee ballot applications requesting electronic transmission ballots to be received at Division of Elections.
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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