Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 4, or 10 days before the election for Presidential Elections only

Early Voting in Alaska runs from Monday October 19th to Monday November 2nd. One month prior to the election, Alaska will post the in-person absentee and early voting polling locations here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID required at polling site, non-photo ID is acceptable. If you do not have your ID with you, you can vote on a provisional ballot if an official vouches for your identity.

Time off to Vote Law: Employees are eligible for paid time off to vote if they do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote. Learn more here.

Absentee Ballots: Anyone can request a mail-in ballot, no excuse is required. The application must be returned by mail, fax, or email at least 10 days prior to the election. Download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Alaska ranks 10th in the country for women’s representation in the state legislature.

Alaska Congressional Delegation

Alaska State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Alaska men had a lower voter turnout than the country overall, while Alaska women have a higher turnout than overall in the 2016 Presidential Election.

Voter Turnout by Gender