2018 General Election Information

Election Dates

  • The next general election will be held on November 06, 2018. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

  • General elections are held the first Tuesday in November in even numbered years.

  • Key election dates and hours.

  • View the full election calendar for all upcoming elections and deadlines.

Ballot Information

Election Day

Alaska's General Election

  • For each recognized political party, the candidate with the highest number of votes from each race in the August primary election will advance to the general election. If a winning candidate from the primary election of a recognized political party withdraws on or before 64 days prior to the general election, the vacancy may be filled through party petition by the respective recognized political party no later than 64 days prior to the general election.

  • Candidates who do not represent a political party (no-party candidates) certified by the director will appear on the general election ballot.

  • Judicial candidates filing for retention will appear on the general election ballot.

  • A space will be provided in each candidate race on the general election ballot for voters to record the name of a write-in candidate certified by the director.

  • The general election ballot is an open ballot and all candidates, regardless of their party affiliation, will appear on the ballot.