Polar Bears can’t vote – but you can!
The State of Alaska will hold a General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, where Alaskans will choose a new governor, congressional representative, state legislators and decide a ballot measure.
Alaska voting is easy, secure and done by secret ballot.
Many of your neighbors have already started early voting.
NEW UPDATED INFORMATION on the ALASKA 2018 GENERAL ELECTION
NOTICE: On Friday, October 19, 2018, Governor Walker suspended his re-election campaign.
What does Governor Walker’s decision to suspend his campaign mean for the election?
Governor Walker is no longer running for office, but his name will still appear on the ballot – it’s too late for the Division of Elections to print new ballots.
What candidates will be on the ballot for Governor this year?
- Mark Begich
- Mike Dunleavy
- Billy Toien
- Bill Walker *see note below
All other candidates and issues on the ballot are accurate. The only change as of now is the Governor’s race.
* What happens if someone still votes for Governor Walker?
Their vote still counts for Walker. And the ballot will be counted “as is.”
When can I vote?
You can cast your vote early, starting October 22, 2018, all the way until Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Where can I go to vote early?
Can CLICK ON THIS LINK for a full list of early vote locations and hours.
I don’t know if I’m a registered voter. How can I check?
You can CLICK ON THIS LINK to check your voter registration status.
I moved. Where do I vote on election day?
What if I can’t get to the polls?
You can also request an absentee ballot to vote by mail. Your request must be received by October 27, 2018 so the Division can mail you your ballot. When returning your ballot, it must be post-marked by November 6, 2018.
Can I vote by mail?
Yes, but time is running out to request your ballot if you haven’t already. If you want to request to vote by mail, YOU CAN CLICK ON THIS LINK ».
Can I vote electronically?
Yes you can, beginning October 22, and you can request an online ballot until 5 PM on Monday, November 5. CLICK ON THIS LINK to learn more about online voting and to request your online ballot.