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Register to vote in Alaska

How to Register to vote in Alaska for Elections

This article describes how to register to vote in Alaska. Alaska offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Alaska by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Register to vote in Alaska In-person

Who can vote

  • To register in Alaska you must be a citizen of the United States or be at least 18 years old within 90 days of completing this registration
  • Be a resident of Alaska
  • And, not be a convicted felon (unless unconditionally discharged)
  • Or, not be registered to vote in another State

Register to vote in Alaska Online

  • Alaska offers online voter registration.
  • You should know: you need an Alaska ID and a Social Security number to use Alaska’s online voter registration system. The address on the ID needs to match the address where you’re registering to vote. If you don’t have an Alaska-issued ID, you can still register to vote by mail.
  • You can register online until Sunday, October 7.

Register to vote in Alaska By-mail

  1. Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 – ID Number: You must provide one of the following identification numbers: Alaska Driver’s License or Alaska State ID. If you do not have an Alaska Driver’s License or Alaska State ID number, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have any of these identification numbers, please write “NONE” on the form. A unique identifying number will be assigned to you for voter registration purposes. This information is kept confidential. Having this information assists in maintaining your voter record and may assist in verifying your identity (Title 15 of the Alaska Statutes).
  3. Box 7 – Choice of Party: Alaska does NOT require that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections.
  4. Box 8 – Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
  6. Sign the form.
  7. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Sunday, October 7.

Military and overseas voters Register to vote in Alaska 

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:

  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven’t received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.

If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:

  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Alaska.

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Alaska’s voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline to register online is Sunday, October 7. By mail is Sunday, October 7. And, in person is Sunday, October 7.

Click here to view How to Register to Vote in Other States.

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