How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote in Alaska by completing a Voter Registration Application and presenting it in person to the Division of Elections, a voter registrar in your community, a city or borough clerk, or a voter registration agency (DMV, Health and Social Services, Community and Economic Development, recruitment offices of the armed forces of the United States located in Alaska). You may also simply mail it to Region I Elections Office, PO Box 110018; Juneau, AK 99811-0018.
I moved and need to update my voter registration record. How do I do that?
You can change your registration record on the same form that is used for an original registration.
What is the deadline for registering to vote in an election?
30 days before an election. One exception is for an Incorporation Election: a voter must be registered 30 days before the Director of Elections signs the Order and Notice of Election.
Who can vote?
A person may vote at any election who: is a citizen of the United States, is 18 years of age or older, has been a resident of the state and of the election district in which the person seeks to vote for at least 30 days just before the election, has registered before the election registration deadline, and is not registered to vote in another jurisdiction.
I can't remember when I first registered to vote.
Contact the regional election office at (907) 465-3021 and they can research your voter record.
Is my voter record confidential?
Portions of your voter record are confidential: voter number, social security number, date of birth, place of birth, phone numbers and residence address, if you choose to keep that confidential.
Do you have a record of my party preference?
Yes. It is public information and is printed on all voter lists.
What are your definitions of "undeclared," "non-partisan" and "other" on the voter registration application?
A person whose party affiliation is "undeclared" may be associated with a political party, but does not care to declare which one. A person whose party affiliation is "non-partisan" doesn't have preferences for one party or another. A person who has marked "other" as their party affiliation, is associated with a party that is not a recognized political party in the State of Alaska.
When are voter identification cards mailed?
Voter ID cards are mailed when voters initially register to vote and when voters update their voter registration. Voter cards are mailed out twice a month, generally around the 3rd and 15th of the each month.
Where do I vote?
Lake and Peninsula Borough villages are all designated as absentee-by-mail precincts by resolution of the Assembly. This means a ballot will be mailed to each registered voters address. Instructions will be enclosed along with a return envelope. For more information, please see Voting in a By Mail Election section of this website.