No Party or Nominating Petition Candidates
Filing for Office
Candidates representing a political group file a Filing Notification form, gather signatures from a specified number of qualfieid registered voters, and file a Financial Disclosure Statement.
There are two filing dates for nominating petition candidates:
Candidates must file their Filing Notification form on or before 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at any Division of Elections Office for the November 6, 2018 General Election. When filing for office, candidates must have their Financial Disclosure Statement already on file with the Alaska Public Offices Commission or must submit if simultaneously with the Filing Notification form.
The Nominating Petition form and signatures of qualified registered voters required for the office the candidate filed for, must be received by actual physical delivery in person to a Division of Elections office on or before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the Primary Election August 21, 2018, or by actual physical delivery to the Division of Elections by registered or certified mail return receipt requested postmarked at or before 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on the day of the Primary Election August 21, 2018 to any Division of Elections Office and received not more than 15 days after that time.
Forms for “No-Party” or Nominating Petition Candidates
- Instructions for Filing
Checklist for no-party or nominating candidates
- Office of U.S. Senator or Representative
- Office of Governor
- Office of Lt. Governor
- Office of State Senator or Representative
- Financial Disclosure Statement
Link to the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) website to locate, print and complete a Financial Disclosure Statement.
- Filing for Office Handbook
Contains general information including important dates, qualifications for holding office, filing requirements and other useful information. It does not include APOC forms or requirements.
- Election Law - Title 15 - Provision for No-Party Candidate Nominations
Information pertaining to no-party or nominating petition candidates from Election Law - Title 15.
Methods for Filing Your “No-Party” or Nominating Petition Paperwork
Candidates may submit the information required under AS 15.25.180(a)(1) – (8) and (11) – (17) with the Division of Elections, using one of the methods listed below, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018.
In person: Filing Notification and Financial Disclosure Statement may be delivered in person to any Division of Elections Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline.
By mail: A Filing Notification and Financial Disclosure Statement sent by mail must be received by the Division of Elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline. If the postmark is illegible, a dated receipt from the post office where dispatched shall be acceptable evidence of mailing. Filing Notifications may be mailed to any Division of Elections Office.
By fax: A Filing Notification or a copy of the statements made under AS 15.25.180(a) (1) – (8) and (11) – (17) may be faxed to any Division of Elections Office and must be received by the division no later than 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline. The original filling notification containing paragraphs (1) - (8) and (11) - (17), as required by AS 15.25.180(a), must be received by the Division of Elections within 15 days of the filing deadline.