2022 Special Election
Vote by August 16, 2022!

The deadline to update your voter registration, or to register to vote, for the August 16th election has passed. But you can update your info or register to vote in the November election now!
Register or Update Your Voter Info
Early & Absentee In-Person voting begins on August 1st. Election day for the Special Election is August 16th.  Regular polling locations will be open to cast your ballot on Tuesday, August 16th.
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Special Election Timeline

July 17

Voter registration deadline

August 1

Early in-person voting starts

August 6

Absentee by-mail ballot request deadline (request one here)

August 16

The ranked choice Special General Election AND the Regular Primary Election


Learn About Ranked Choice Voting

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Special & Primary Election Information

It's time to vote in the Special General Election and Regular Primary Election. Alaskan voters will participate in the first-ever ranked choice voting election. There will be two parts to the August ballot this year. On one side, there will be the Regular Open Primary Election with candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Senators, and State Representatives. You select ONE candidate per seat. Then you will FLIP your ballot to RANK the top three candidates running for the U.S. Special Congressional seat (Sarah Palin, Nick Begich, and Mary Peltola); you will need to rank these candidates in order of your preference. You can look at a sample ballot here.

Make sure your voter registration is up to date for November! The voter registration deadline for this August 16th election, the Special General Election and Regular Primary Election, was July 17th. Regular polling locations will be open to cast your ballot on Tuesday, August 16th. Early in-person voting starts on Monday, August 1st, at select polling locations. Find an early voting location near you here.

This is a crucial year for Alaskan voters to elect new leadership from the top down. These elected officials will have the power to create laws that influence our daily lives; your vote will matter! We encourage you to research and reach out to candidates with any questions or concerns you may have. 

List of candidates here.