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Need information?  Need links?  Absentee?  In-Person?  Not Registered?  Start here!  2020 Alaska State & General Election information.

Where to start?

For General information:  Alaska Division of Elections

Breaking NEWS!

WITNESSING NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS IN THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTION.
The Division of Elections recommends that voters date their signature on the back of the envelope. Normally, the witness would date their signature, but since there is no witness requirement, the voter is encouraged (but not required) to fill this information in. There is also nothing prohibiting a voter from having their ballot witnessed, and any ballot that is witnessed will be counted, so long as it meets all the other statutory requirements, just as it would have been prior to the court’s order.
More information soon.

Need information on candidates?

Official Election Pamphlet

Check your registration:  myvoterinformation.alaska.gov

Next up dates for the November Election:

  • You can request an Absentee ballot up to October 24th, but do it early!  If you miss that date, you can always do early voting, or vote at your polling place on November 3rd.
  • Absentee Ballots will be mailed out in early October.  More information on Absentee and Vote by Mail here.
  • Absentee Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, November 3, 2020. Ballots sent within the United States must be received by the Division by November 13, 2020. Ballots sent outside the United States must be received by November 18, 2020. The Division of Elections encourages voters to send their voted ballot back As Soon As Possible. The sooner you send your ballot back, the more confident you can be that it will arrive on time. Use a 55 cent stamp or a “Forever” stamp to mail.  Or use a drop box.  Find a drop box location.
  • Early Voting starts Monday, October 19th.  Between October 19th and November 3rd in Juneau, you can go to the Region I Elections Office in the Mendenhall Mall.  Those hours are 8-5 pm weekdays, and 10-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays.  Or you can early vote at the 8th Floor of the State Office Building on Willoughby Ave., which is only open weekdays from 8-5 pm.
  • Vote in person at your polling place on November 3rd, 2020.  The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.
  • Need to find your polling place?  Use myvoterinformation.alaska.gov.
  • Other ways to vote?  Find out more at Alaska Division of Elections.

Wondering if they got your Absentee ballot?  Check if your ballot was received.

Facts:

In 2016, Alaska voters approved a law which automatically registers or updates voter registration information using the information from the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) unless the applicant opts-out.  So, if you got your PFD, AND, you didn’t opt out, then you are registered at the address you were at when you applied.

Alaska residents who will turn 18 within 90 days of the election are also eligible to vote – so get the word out!  However, those voters WILL have to register in the year they become 18, so make sure you register.

In Alaska, you can register and vote on the day of the General Election but can only vote for President & Vice President.

More resources:

The LWV voting site:  Vote411.org

General voting information (select Alaska for specific information):  Vote.org

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