What are we voting on this November?

Why is voting important?

Voting is the way you can tell politicians your opinion. Your opinion matters and your vote can help to shape your community, state, and nation Voting helps decide things like:

  • how many busses are available to ride;
  • how many libraries are available and how often they get to be open;
  • how clean the air and water will be;
  • who has the right to work and how employees should be treated

On the Ballot!
Governor / Lt. Governor

While there are 4 candidates listed on the ballot, only 3 of them are actively seeking your vote — our current Governor Bill Walker and his running mate Byron Mallott will not accept the position if elected. Cast your vote for one of the 3 candidates willing to be our next Governor.
**A vote for Walker/Mallott is a throwaway vote**:

Mark Begich / Debra Call (D)
Mike Dunleavy / Kevin Meyer (R)
Billy Toien / Carolyn Clift (L)

U.S. House
Don Young (R)
Alyse Galvin (U)

State Senate 
A total of 10 seats out of the chamber’s 20 seats are up for election in 2018. Alaska state senators serve staggered, four-year terms and half of the Senate is up for election every two years.

State House
All 40 House seats are up for election in 2018.

Judicial Retention
Alaska voters are encouraged to complete their entire ballot, including judge retentions. Alaska judges are appointed by the Governor and brought up for a vote by Alaskans at regular intervals. The Alaska Center encourages all voters to research their judges and make an informed decision. The Alaska Judicial Council issues recommendations each year available at knowyouralaskajudges.org>>

If you are at least 18 years old and a citizen of the United States, you can vote!

2018 is a big election year, and your vote is your voice! This is a traditional election at your local polling place. Find a polling place>>

Know your rights!

Early/Absentee Voting:
Early voting is available now in the majority of communities around the state. Voting by mail is a great option for seniors, voters with disabilities, and those who live far from their local polling place. 

Make a Plan to Vote