In Alaska, elections are overseen by the Alaska Division of Elections.

Voter Registration Status and polling place lookup:



registering to vote in alaska:

  • Must register 30 days prior to election

  • Register in person at a Division of Elections office, by mail or online.


  • Hybrid system where parties can decide who can vote in their primary. The Democratic, Libertarian, and Independence allow any registered voter to vote in their primary. The Republican Party only allows Republicans to vote in their primary.


Ways to vote:

  • In Person on Election Day

  • In Person Early Voting (begins 15 days before Election Day at these locations)

  • By Mail/Absentee (Request a ballot by mail, fax, or online. Application must be received 10 days before Election Day.)


Know before you vote:

  • ID is required to vote. 

    • Acceptable forms of ID include a Voter ID card, driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license or other current or valid photo ID. If you do not have one of the IDs listed, you may present a current utility bill or paycheck, government check or bank statement or other government issued document.

  • If you don't have ID or aren't listed on the precinct list, ask for a "Questioned Ballot."

    • If you do not have ID, your name is not on your precinct's list, your address has changed, you can still cast a provisional ballot, or what Alaska calls a "Questioned Ballot." The ballot will go to a review board who will determine if your ballot can be counted and you will be notified.

  • Polling Hours: 7:00am-8:00pm

  • Voter Hotline: (866) 952-8683