Election Calendar

Day Date Election Subject Reference
Mon01/02/201717REAAVoters may begin to apply for an absentee ballot.
Mon01/02/2017New Year's Day (Observed) - Offices Closed
Tue01/03/201717WHAIELECTION DAY – Last day to postmark ballots AS 15.20.081 ( e )
Tue01/03/201717WHAIFirst Count of Absentee ballots. AS 15.20.201(b)
6AAC 27.060( e)
Mon01/09/20171st release of pre-filed bills to the publicUniform Rules - Rule 36, Sec A
Fri01/13/201717WHAI10th Day Deadline To Receive Ballots Mailed From Within The United States. AS 15.20.081(e)
Fri01/13/20172nd release of pre-filed bills to the public Uniform Rules - Rule 36, Sec A
Mon01/16/2017State and Federal Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Tue01/17/2017First Day of the First Legislative Session of the 30th LegislatureAS 24.05.090
Tue01/17/2017Initiatives may be filed for the 2018 ballot.AS 15.45.190
Tue01/17/2017Pre-filed bills formally introduced and read across.Uniform Rules - Rule 36, Sec B
Wed01/18/201717WHAI15TH Day deadline to receive ballots mailed from outside the United States AS 15.20.081(h)
Wed01/18/201717WHAIFinal Count of Absentee ballots, results certified and sent to SRB. Results posted on web site. AS 15.20.201(b)
Thu01/19/201717WHAITarget Date To Certify Election.AS 15.15.450
Wed02/01/201717REAABegin creating Order and Notices of Election for REAA Elections. 6 AAC 27.020
Mon02/20/2017State and Federal Holiday - President's Day - Offices Closed
Fri03/03/201717REAAOrder and Notice of Election signed by Director. 6 AAC 27.020, 6 AAC 27.120
Sun03/05/2017MUNIRegistration deadline for Anchorage Municipal Election.
Sun03/12/2017Spring Forward to Daylight Savings Time - Lose 1 Hour
Mon03/27/2017State Holiday - Seward's Day - Offices ClosedAS 44.12.010
Tue04/04/2017MUNIMunicipality of Anchorage (MOA) regular election.
Sun04/16/2017Easter Sunday
Sun04/16/201790th Day of SessionAS 24.05.150
Tue05/16/2017120th Day of Legislative Session.
Wed05/17/2017 Last Day of Legislative Session.Alaska Constitution Aritcal II, Sec 8
Mon05/29/2017State and Federal Holiday - Memorial Day - Offices Closed
Tue07/04/2017State and Federal Holiday - Independence Day - Offices Closed
Sat07/15/201717REAADeadline for REAA contacts to notify us of vacancy.6 AAC 27.015
Fri08/04/201717REAA Deadline for candidates to file for 2017 REAA election6 AAC 27.035(b)
Fri08/04/201717REAACandidate Filing Deadline6 AAC 27.035(b), 6 AAC 27.120
Wed08/09/201717REAALast day to receive complaints of the eligibility of candidates. 6 AAC 27.037
Wed08/16/201717REAAWithdrawal Deadline for REAA Election Candidates.6 AAC 27.035(e)
Fri09/01/2017Deadline for parties to expand or limit ballot participation. AS 15.25.014
Sun09/03/201717REAAVoter Registration and Registration Update DeadlineAS 15.07.010, AS 15.07.070 c-d
Mon09/04/2017State Holiday - Labor Day - Offices Closed
Mon09/11/201717REAADeadline to mail ballots to voters in by-mail sections and target date to mail all regular by mail ballots.AS 15.20.800(c)
Mon09/18/201717REAADeadline for Supervisors to appoint A & Q board members.6 AAC 27.060(a)
Mon09/18/201717REAADeadline to appoint State Review Board Members.6 AAC 27.070
Mon09/18/201717REAAIn-Person and Special Needs Voting BeginsAS 15.20.045, AS 15.20.061, 6 AAC 27.050(b)
Mon09/25/201717REAAAbsentee By-Mail Application Deadline6 AAC 27.050(a)
Tue09/26/201717REAAAbsentee Review Board may begin review.AS 15.20.201(a)
Thu09/28/201717REAADeadline for Write-In Candidate to Submit a Letter of Intent. AS 15.25.105 ( c) ,6 AAC 27.036
Tue10/03/201717REAADeadline for by-mail ballots to be postmarked. AS 15.20.081(e)
Tue10/03/201717REAA2017 Regional Educational Attendance Area ELECTION DAY (Polls Open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)AS 14.08.071(b), 6 AAC 27.010
Thu10/05/201717REAAQuestioned Review Boards begin their review 6 AAC 27.060
Mon10/09/2017Federal Holiday - Columbus Day - No Mail Service
Fri10/13/201717REAADeadline to receive by-mail ballots mailed within the U.S., U. S. Territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa.AS 15.20.081(e)
Fri10/13/201717REAAFinal regional count of Absentee and Questioned ballots.6AAC 27.060(b-(d)
Wed10/18/2017State Holiday - Alaska Day - Offices Closed
Wed10/18/201717REAADeadline to receive by-mail ballots mailed from overseas. AS 15.20.81(h)
Thu10/19/201717REAAState Review Board begins reviewing election materials.6 AAC 27.070
Mon10/23/201717REAATarget date to certify the REAA Election.6 AAC 27.080
Sat10/28/201717REAAEstimated deadline to file an application for recount by 5:00pm.AS 15.20.430
Thu11/02/201717REAAEstimated deadline for an election contest to be filed in superior court.AS 15.20.430
Sun11/05/2017Fall Back to Standard Time - Gain 1 Hour
Fri11/10/2017State and Federal Holiday - Veteran's Day (Observed) - Offices Closed
Thu11/23/2017State and Federal Holiday - Thanksgiving Day - Offices Closed
Mon12/25/2017State and Federal Holiday - Christmas Day - Offices Closed
Sun12/31/2017New Year's Eve