General Election Information

General Election Day and Hours

  • First Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years.

  • Polls are open Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

General Election Information

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Alaska's General Election

The name of the candidate receiving the highest number of votes for an office by a political party on the August Primary Election ballot will advance to the General Election ballot. In the case that a winning candidate from the Primary Election of a recognized political party withdraws 64 days prior to the General Election, the vacancy may be filled through party petition by the respective recognized political party.

Election Information

Candidates who do not represent a political party (no-party candidates) certified by the director will appear on the General Election ballot as well as judicial candidates filing for retention. A space will be provided in each 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 by race on the ballot.