Voting Info 2020

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.

Vote-by-Mail

Every registered Democrat will receive a mail-in ballot, sent to your mailing address on record with the Division of Elections. In order to have a ballot mailed to your house in the Party-run presidential preference primary, you MUST change your party registration with the Division of Elections by February 18. You can change your registration back after the election.

  • Mail-in ballots will be sent to voters on March 6
  • All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by March 24 in order to be counted

The Alaska GOP will not hold a primary election in 2020. To learn more, go to: AlaskaGOP.net.

Vote-in-person

Voters in hub communities will have a last chance opportunity to vote in person on April 4. 

  • Only Democrats can vote in the Party-run presidential preference primary. Check your voter registration to see your Party affiliation https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/
  • Attend an in-person vote center between 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, April 4. Each vote center will process same day voter registration and changes in party affiliation to Democrat. You can change your party affiliation back after the primary.
  • Vote centers will use paper ballots and be staffed by trained volunteers 
  • Anchorage • Eagle River • Girdwood • Fairbanks • Healy • Salcha • Juneau • Gustavus• Haines • Skagway • Hyder • Ketchikan • Sitka • Talkeetna • Willow • Wasilla • Big Lake • Delta Junction • Homer • Soldotna • Seward • Kodiak • Unalaska • Iguigig • Dillingham • Bethel • Nome • Kotzebue • Utqiagvik
If you are at least 18 years old and a citizen of the United States, you can vote!

2020 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>>


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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. 

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