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Prepare to vote:  Verify your information

Don’t have an issue when you vote.  Make sure your information is correct.  

Need still more info?
Alaska Division of Elections
Contact Information

The easiest way to check and/or update your voter registration is online.  Be sure your address is up-to-date, and find  your district, precinct and polling place.  Click here to check your information.

Decide which option you prefer for voting: absentee by mail, in person early voting,  or on Election Day.  Are you heading out of town?  If so, apply for an absentee ballot before it is too late.  Click here to download an absentee ballot form.

Can’t get off of work on election day?  Check for early voting options, often two weeks’ prior to the election day.   NOT ALL LOCATIONS in Alaska have early voting, so check early.  Click here to find early voting locations, dates and hours.

Want to vote in person ON Election day?  Verify your polling place. Click here to find your polling place.


When voting in person, bring either your voter ID card or driver’s license.  Other forms of ID could be a state ID, military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license, or another current valid photo ID. If you don’t have one of these IDs, you may present a current utility bill, paycheck, government check, bank statement or another government-issued document.  Check the Division of Elections webpage for more information on
Voter ID.

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Check out more details by selecting the section at the right.

Vote!

Ranked Choice Voting gives voters the chance to rank candidates in order of preference. It’s straightforward: rank candidates in order of your choice. Bottom line: If one candidate receives a majority (more than 50%) of the first-choice votes, they win! If not, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and those votes count instantly toward the next choice on each voter’s ballot. This process repeats until one candidate has a majority.

Here are additional links for more information on Ranked Choice Voting.

Division of Elections Ranked Choice Information

Alaskans for Better Elections

Know how you are going to vote before you go.

The Alaska Division of Elections has updated their website. Get information directly from the source.  There are many more sites you can look over to help you make up your mind.

Main page for the Alaska Division of Elections.  Start here.

Kenai Peninsula Votes  YouTube tells you what to expect at the polls.

AARP Alaska has a great Alaska Voting Site with clear and easy to follow information.

League of Women Voters – Vote411 site.

  • If you move from Alaska, let the Division of Elections know that you won’t be voting and ask them to take your name off Alaska’s voter rolls.  The quickest way to do this is to call your local state election office.  The election worker will ask for your name and identifying information such as birthdate, social security number, or driver’s license and remove your name from the voter rolls.  And don’t forget to register in your new state.
  • Voters must self-educate themselves about issues and candidates.  Don’t rely on one line from a campaign poster or a blurb from the TV, or the candidate’s party affiliation.  Listen to debates and check the candidate’s website or social media.
  • Be aware as a voter about disinformation (deliberate use of false info), misinformation (accidental use of false info) and gaslighting (denying the obvious).  These are used to confuse voters.
  • Demand civil discourse in a discussion of public policy.  Voters deserve fact-based rebuttal; they don’t need name-calling or gaslighting, both techniques that weaken a democracy.
  • Democratic governance works best when both candidates and voters use critical thinking and work across party lines to shape the best public policy possible.

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization. We encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League acts in support of, or in opposition to, selected governmental issues that its members have studied. It does not support or oppose candidates, factions, or political parties. League members, as individuals, may support candidates of the political party of their choice. In order to protect the League’s nonpartisanship policy, guidelines regarding the political activities of the Board of Directors are reviewed frequently.

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