Voter Registration in Alaska
The Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) does not offer a link to voter registration on its website, but when you fill out an initial driver's license application you will be asked if you would like to register to vote or if you would like to update your voter information.
If you already have a driver's license and have not registered to vote, you may do so through the Alaska Division of Elections. You may download and print an application for voter registration and forward it to the Alaska Elections Board.
Voter registration, changing your address, name, or party affiliation registration changes must be made at least 30 days prior to an election.
Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. To find your polling place, consult your voter registration card to determine your House District number and your Precinct number. The numbers are a set of three digits followed by a two digit number. Using those numbers and consulting this page will tell you your correct polling place.
Here's where to find absentee voting information and what you need to do to sign up to vote by absentee ballot if you are unable to vote at your polling place on Election Day.
Alaska residents in remote parts of the state have taken advantage of voting by mail. If you are registering to vote by mail for the first time, a new federal regulation requires that you provide documentation and proof of your identity before you can be registered to vote. The Alaska Division of Elections office recommends that you provide a copy of one of the following:
- Birth certificate
- Hunting and fishing license
In addition, please provide:
- Your birth date
- Your Social Security number
If you do not wish to send copies of the above documents when you register to vote, you will be required to provide them before you will be permitted to vote in the next state-conducted election.
Find the Alaska Division of Elections office closest to you on this page of the Alaska elections website.
These are some hints to make your application for voter registration go through without a hitch:
- Print out the voter registration application
- Complete the application clearly, using ink
- Provide proof of Alaska residency if you are registering from outside of Alaska
- Be sure to sign your application
Send the application, along with the requested identification if this is your first time registering to vote by mail, to your local Division of Elections office at the addresses listed below.
You may also fax or hand-deliver your application to any Division of Elections office.
- Region I Elections Office
- P.O. Box 110018
- Juneau, AK 99811-0018
- Phone: (907) 465-3021
- Fax: (907) 465-2289
- Region II Elections Office
- 2525 Gambell St., Suite 100
- Anchorage, AK 99503-2838
- Phone: (907) 522-8683
- Fax: (907) 522-2341
- Region III Elections Office
- 675 Seventh Ave., Suite H3
- Fairbanks, AK 99701-4594
- Phone: (907) 451-2835
- Fax: (907) 451-2832
- Region IV Elections Office
- P.O. Box 577
- Nome, AK 99762-0577
- Phone: (907) 443-5285
- Fax: (907) 443-2973
After the Alaska Elections Division has processed your application, a voter identification card should be mailed to you within three to four weeks. Be sure to bring it with you to your polling place on Election Day.
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