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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines

This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Alaska.

Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.

Scheduled Elections In Alaska

DateElection
August 21,2018 2018 August 21 Primary Election Day
October 2,2018 REAA Election Day
November 6,2018 2018 November 6 General Election
November 3,2020 2020 November 3 General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 August 21 Primary Election Day -- Date: August 21,2018
Deadlines
June 1, 2018 Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends:Primary Candidate File Deadline
July 2, 2018 Candidates: Last day to withdraw before the Election:Deadline to withdraw as a candidate for the 2018 Primary Election
July 7, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens:Deadline to begin sending absentee ballots for voters falling under UOCAVA
July 22, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Deadline for voters to register to voter or update their registration; 30 days prior to Election Day.
July 30, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Deadline to mail Ballot Measure Pamplet to voters and post on website
August 6, 2018 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:Absentee Early and In Person voting begins.
August 20, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - Electronic:Deadline to recieve absentee electronic transmission ballot requests.
August 21, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - Electronic:Deadline for ballots being returned by electronic transmission to be recieved.
August 21, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Deadline for ballots returned by mail to be postmarked.
REAA Election Day -- Date: October 2,2018
Deadlines
August 3, 2018 Candidate Ballot Access - Filing ends:Candidate filing deadline for REAA candidates
August 15, 2018 Candidate Withdrawal Deadline:Withdrawal deadline for REAA candidates; 48 days prior to Election Day
September 10, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Deadline to mail ballots to voters in all by-mail REAA voting sections.
September 17, 2018 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:Absentee In-person and Special Needs voting begins for REAA
September 24, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Deadline to receive Absentee Ballot Applications requesting by-mail ballots for REAA elections.
October 2, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Deadline for REAA ballots returned by mail to be postmarked.
October 17, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens:Deadline to recieve by-mail REAA ballots mailed by voters from overseas.
2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018
Deadlines
September 4, 2018 Candidates: Last day to withdraw before the Election:Deadline to withdraw as a candidate for the 2018 General Election.
September 22, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens:Deadline to begin sending absentee ballots for UOCAVA voters and overseas voters
October 7, 2018 Voter Registration Ends:Deadline for voters to register to vote or update their registration
October 22, 2018 Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:Absentee Early and In Person Voting Begins
October 27, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Deadline to recieve Absentee Ballot Applications requesting by-mail ballots
November 5, 2018 Absentee Ballot Request deadline - Electronic:Deadline to recieve absentee electronic transmission ballot requests
November 6, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - Electronic:Deadline for ballots being returned by electronic transmission to be recieved
November 6, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
November 21, 2018 Absentee Ballot return deadline- UOCAVA citizens:Deadline to recieve by-mail ballots by voters with overseas addresses. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

2020 Election Dates & Deadlines

2020 November 3 General Election -- Date: November 3,2020
Deadlines

The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places

Polls open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
On the day of any election, each election board shall open the polls for voting at seven o'clock in the morning, shall close the polls for voting at eight o'clock in the evening, and shall keep the polls open during the time between these hours. The election board members shall report to the polling place at 6:30 in the morning of an election day.

Am I Eligible To Vote in Alaska?

To register to vote in the State of Alaska, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Reside in Alaska
  • be at least 18 years old or within 90 days of your 18th birthday;
  • not be a convicted felon, unless your voting rights have been restored; and
  • not be registered to vote in another state unless you are willing to cancel your registration in the other state.
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