Alternative Voting Options
If you are unable or do not wish to vote at your polling place on Election Day, we offer several alternative voting options:
- Early and In-Person Absentee Voting
- By-Mail Voting
Beginning on January 1 of each election year that an election is scheduled that you are eligible to vote, you may complete and submit an absentee ballot application to receive a ballot by-mail. You may request a ballot for a specific election or for all elections in that year. The application is accepted up to 10 days prior to each election. Please apply early to allow for on-time delivery of your ballot.
If you are unable to go to your polling place due to age, serious illness or a disability, and would like to receive an application to request a ballot be mailed to you each election year you are elgible to vote, contact the Absentee and Petition Office and request that your name be added to the mailing list to be receive an application.
Voted by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
- Electronic Transmission Voting
Beginning 15 days prior to each Election Day, you may apply to receive an electronic transmission ballot. You must submit your application no later than 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time the day before each Election Day. You must apply separately for each election.
You may choose to return your voted ballot by mail or by electronic transmission. Voted ballots returned by- mail must be postmarked on or before Election day. Voted ballots returned by electronic transmission must be received before 8:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Election Day. When returning your ballot by electronic transmission, you voluntarily waive a portion of your right to a secret ballot.
- Special Needs Voting
If you are unable to go to the polls due to age, serious illness or a disability, you may have a personal representative pick up and deliver a ballot to you beginning 15 days before an election at any Absentee Early and In-Person Voting Location. Special needs ballots can also be obtained on Election Day at the polling place.
Your personal representative can be anyone except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union.
For additional information about special needs voting, please contact your Regional Elections Office.