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Alaska Voting Guide

Welcome to FindLaw's Alaska Voter Guide. Here, we will answer questions about your eligibility to vote, voter registration, absentee ballots, how to find your polling place, what to bring to the polls, accommodations, and what to do if you see illegal activity at the polls.

Voting in Alaska

Alaskans have many opportunities to vote for their elected leaders. The State of Alaska holds the following types of elections:

  • General election
    • Presidential elections
    • U.S. Senate elections
  • Primary election (voting to select candidates to represent political parties in a general election)
  • State elections (for state-wide offices like the Alaska Senate)
    • State-wide ballot measures
  • Municipal elections
  • Regional Educational Attendance Area (school board elections)

Ranked Choice Voting

Alaska uses ranked-choice voting in its general elections. Voters rank their choice of candidates and the candidate with at least 51% of the vote wins the election. If no candidate wins during the first round of counting, election officials eliminate the last-place candidate from each subsequent round of counting. This process continues until a candidate achieves over 50% of the vote.

Voting Choices

In Alaska, you have the following options to cast your vote:

  • In-person
  • In-person absentee
  • Vote absentee

Where Do I Vote?

Voting locations in Alaska open at 7 AM and close at 8 PM on Election Day. You can search for your polling place on the Division of Elections Division of Elections website.

How To Register in Alaska

There are several ways to register to vote in Alaska. This includes registering:

In Person

Visit the nearest Divisions of Elections office to register to vote.

At the DMV

You can register at the DMV or at any voter registration agency.


You can register online at the Alaska Division of Elections office. 

Alaska Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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