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August 1-August 16, 2022 – Early Voting Options!

Didn’t have time to get an Absentee ballot?  Early Voting – in person – is going on now!  At selected locations thru August 16.  Find your location here.

Redistricting has changed some information, view the new interactive map

NEW VOTER ID CARDS WERE MAILED
STARTING ON JULY 13 -DIDN’T GET ONE? Contact the Alaska Division of Elections

Check out candidate responses below – some candidates responded, some didn’t.  See who wants you to know what they think.

News & Events

Monday, August 1, 2022 – Early Voting Opens!

Early Voting starts at selected locations and runs August 1-15th.  Find your location here.

Redistricting has changed some information, view the new interactive map

AUGUST 6, 2022

DEADLINE TO REQUEST ABSENTEE
BY-MAIL BALLOT IS AUGUST 6

NEW VOTER ID CARDS ARE BEING
MAILED STARTING ON JULY 13 -DIDN’T GET ONE? Contact the Alaska Division of Elections

2022 Alaska Voting Information

Get Ready to Vote 2022!

Scroll down through this page, to find the following information:

Prepare to Vote:  Check your registration status and be sure your information is up-to-date.  More links below.

Get informed: Find out about the candidates.  Research sites with more information.

Know the dates: Primary and General, early voting, absentee by mail, and at the polls. Dates are important, find a list of dates below.

Then…CAST YOUR VOTE!

Part of our responsibility as citizens of a democracy is the responsibility to register to vote, get informed on issues and candidates, and to vote in each election.

How does Ranked Choice Voting work?? 

Check out this video from Alaskans for Better Elections

Vote!

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.

Get Informed!

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

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

Read Check news sources, and sites.

Beware Fake News Go directly to the source for information. Check candidates pages, and statements. Check news sources, and sites.

Talk to people you know and trust Seek input from others.

Think about your personal experiences and beliefs Search out candidates and political party platforms that match your own.

Candidate List and Sample Ballot:

The Alaska Division of Elections has candidate information.  Follow the links below to start.

Candidate List from Alaska Division of Elections

Sample Ballot for the August Primary Election and Special Election

The Alaska Beacon asked the candidates to respond to questions. Read the responses from those candidates who want you to know where they stand.

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.

Check out more voting information from our Local LWV Leagues: Anchorage, Central Kenai Peninsula, Juneau and Tanana Valley.

Across the State, the local LWV Leagues and getting the word out about our elections this fall.

A message to voters in the Peninsula Clarion paper written by a LWV member.

A “KPV Voter Minute” – more quick information on the August voting.

  • 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.

Know the Dates

AUGUST 2022:  

Voting for BOTH the regular Primary choices for the November election; AND voting for the final choice for the Special election replacing Don Young’s House seat.  Note:  the regular Primary will be SELECT ONLY ONE  – while the Special election will be RANKED CHOICE.

Date Activity Details
July 17, 2022 Voter Registration Deadline for the August 16 Primary & Special General Elections Deadline always falls on a Sunday 30 days prior to the Election.
August 1-August 15, 2022 Absentee and Early Voting for the regular Primary Election – AND Final voting for the Special General Election. Find your District.  See the ballot here.
August 16, 2022 In person voting at all polling places for the Primary & Special General Elections Check your polling location here.
August 16, 2022 Last day for Absentee By Mail ballots to be post-marked. Don’t be late, mail early.

FALL 2022 General Election Key dates:

RANKED CHOICE voting.  Select from the top 4 finalists from the August Primary.

Date Activity Details
October 9, 2022 Voter Registration Deadline for the November General Election Moved?  Double check your registration & Address
October 29, 2022 Absentee By-Mail Request Deadline Traveling?  Home-bound?  Request this early!
October 24-November 7, 2022 Absentee and Early Voting for the November General Election Selected locations across the state.
November 8, 2022 In person voting at all polling places November General Election Check your polling location here.
November 8, 2022 Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day Don’t be late!  Mail early.

Know the Dates

Voting for BOTH the regular Primary choices for the November election;
AND voting for the final choice for the Special election replacing Don Young’s House seat.
Note:  the regular Primary will be SELECT ONLY ONE  – while the Special election will be RANKED CHOICE.

Date Activity
7-17-22 Voter Registration Deadline
for the August 16
Primary & Special General Elections
8-1 to 8-15-22 Absentee and Early Voting
for the regular Primary Election
– AND Final voting for the
Special General Election.
8-16-22 In person voting at all
polling places for the
Primary & Special General
Elections
8-16-22 Last day for
Absentee By Mail ballots
to be post-marked.

FALL 2022 General Election Key dates:  

RANKED CHOICE voting.  Select from the top 4 finalists.

Date Activity
10-9-22 Voter Registration Deadline
for General Election
10-29-22 Absentee By-Mail
Request Deadline
10-24 to 11-7-22 Absentee and Early Voting for
November General Election
11-8-22 In person voting
all polling places
November General Election
11-8-22 Absentee ballots returned
by mail must be
postmarked on or
before Election Day

More information about the League of Women Voters of Alaska, and the other Leagues in Alaska

League of Women Voters of Alaska
PO Box 101345
Anchorage, AK 99510-1345
Email us:  [email protected]

 

LWV Alaska

www.lwvalaska.org

Anchorage

https://lwvanchorage.org

 Kenai Peninsula

www.lwvalaska.org/kenai/

Juneau

www.juneaulwv.org

Tanana Valley

https://www.lwvalaska.org/fairbanks/