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How to vote in Alaska! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!


Check your registration status:

Register online:

Register by mail:

Request an absentee/mail ballot:

Request to vote electronically and/or find your polling place:

Look a sample ballot:


More states:

Google's simple "How to Register" system:

Hello Alaskan. If you want to vote in the November presidential election, first you need to be registered. You can check to see if you're already registered using the link in the description. If you still need to register, you can do so online if you have a valid Alaska driver's license. If you don't have one, you'll need to print out a form and mail it in, or go in person to a Division of Elections office or the DMV to fill one out, but you've got to register by October 9th if you want to vote in November.

Once you've registered, you've got a lot of options to vote. If you prefer to vote from the comfort of your own home, you should apply for an absentee ballot by printing out the form at the link bellow and mailing it in by October 29th. Then your ballot will just show up in the mail and all you have to do is fill it out at your own pace and send it back in.

Or, if you want, you can request to vote electronically starting on October 24th, when the application will be posted on They'll email you a PDF ballot with instructions on how to fill it out and submit it online. You'll have to sign a voter certificate to prove that you are who you say you are, scan it, and submit it with your ballot, but as long as you have a printer and a scanning app on your phone, voting electronically is one of the easiest ways to do it. Good job, Alaska.

If you really want that in person voting experience though, you can vote starting on October 24th at an early voting location, or on November 8th between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm at your polling site. The locations for both early voting and your election day polling place will be available on starting in September. You'll need to bring a photo ID with you, like a driver's license, state or military ID, passport or a hunting or fishing license. If you don't have one of those, your polling place should also accept a utility bill, bank statement, or any government-issued document with your name and address on it. Either way, the election workers at your polling place are there to help you vote, so don't be afraid to ask questions if you aren't quite sure what you need.

You can also look at a sample ballot ahead of time at the link in the description. It will tell you everything you'll be able to vote for in addition to the presidential election. You don't have to vote for every single thing on the ballot, but if you want a chance to do some research on the candidates and issues in your local elections, it's a pretty good idea to take a look at a sample ballot first. You can even fill it out and bring it with you to the polls, so you can remember how you want to vote. Links are in the description for everything you need to check your registration, vote early, and find your polling location. Thank you, Alaska, for voting.