August 16, 2022, Special General Election for US Congress & Regular Primary Election!! You may vote early in-person, in-person on election day, or from home by mail!

Special General Election for the remainder of the term for Alaska’s Congressional seat: Utilizes Rank Choice Voting. Voters may rank up to three candidates and there is the ability to write in a candidate. Sample ballot.

The Alaska Democratic Party has endorsed candidate Mary Peltola (D). Rank Mary #1! Voters may rank up to three candidates.

Regular Primary Election for US Senate, US House, Governor, State House and State Senate candidates: Does not utilize Rank Choice Voting. Only pick one candidate for each race. The top four vote getters in each race advance to the general election in November. Sample ballot.

The Alaska Democratic Party has endorsed Pat Chesbro (D) for U.S. Senate.

A full list of candidates ADP is supporting can be found at alaskademocrats.org under “2022 Candidates.”

Vote From Home by Mail

To receive a ballot in the mail, the Division of Elections must receive your application by August 6, 2022. Click on this link to submit an application through electronic submission, fax or mail.

Returning Ballot by Mail to the Division of Elections:
Ballot Postmarked Deadline (USPS): August 16, 2022

Received by Division of Elections Deadline: August 26, 2022

Deadline to Drop Off Ballot In-Person:
August 16, 2022

***Don’t forget to sign your ballot and have a witness sign your ballot!***

Have you already completed an absentee ballot application? Check the status of your application and the status of your ballot at the My Voter Information webpage.

Ballots are mailed to active military members, spouses and dependents and U.S. citizens temporarily or permanently living overseas beginning 45 days prior to each Primary and General Election Day. Ballots are mailed to voters who selected the advance ballot due to living, working or traveling in remote Alaska or who may be traveling overseas beginning 45 days prior to each Primary and General Election Day. All other ballots are mailed to voters approximately 25 days prior to each Primary and General Election Day.

Voting In Person

Early Voting: August 1-16, 2022

Locations, subject to change

Voting In Person on Election Day: August 16, 2022

Polling locations, subject to change

Voting In Person: ID Summary
An ID is required to vote in Alaska, but that ID does not have to have a photo. If you don’t have your ID with you on Election Day, or if your address has changed, you may still vote by questioned ballot Approved IDs include: – official voter registration card, driver’s license, state or military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license, other current or valid photo ID, or – current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document with the voter’s name and address.

Voting In Person: Approved Forms of ID
Voter ID card, Driver’s license, State ID, Military ID, Passport, Hunting, or fishing license or other current or valid photo ID. Current utility bill, paycheck, government check, bank statement, or government-issued document.

Voting Special Needs and by Electronic Submission
Beginning 15 days prior to each Election Day and remain open through Election Day.

Voting In Person: In-Person Absentee
Most voting in-person (including early in-person and in-person absentee) locations open beginning 15 days prior to each Election Day and remain open through Election Day. August 1-16, 2022.

Voter Registration

Voter Registration Eligibility Requirements

To register you must be:

  • A United States citizen.
  • An Alaska resident. * – At least 18 years of age, or within 90 days of your 18th birthday.
  • Not be a convicted felon involving moral turpitude unless your voting rights have been restored.
  • Not be registered to vote in another state unless you are willing to cancel your registration in that state.
  • Have been a resident of the state and of the election district where you seek to vote for at least 30 days before an election.
  • Have registered to vote on or before the registration deadline; and are not registered to vote in any other jurisdiction.

*For voting purposes, you are considered an Alaska resident if you reside in the state and intend to remain a resident or, if you temporarily leave the state, you have intention to return (Active military members, spouses or dependents are exempt from the intent to return requirement).

Check your registration status at this link

Registration: Last Day to Register Online By
July 17, 2022 (for primary only) **can register to vote in the general election until 30 days before that election until 10/9/2022

Registration: Last Day to Register by Mail
July 17, 2022 (for primary only) **can register to vote in the general election until 10/9/2022

Registration: Last Day to Register in Person By
July 17, 2022 (for primary only) **can register to vote in the general election until 10/9/2022  

Registration: Same Day Registration Note
No same-day registration in non-presidential years. Registration must be completed 30 days before the election.

Sample Ballots: Find sample ballots here.