U.S. Citizens Living Permanently Overseas

Voter Registration
Information

  • Are you a U.S. Citizen residing indefinitely outside the U.S.? Were you last domiciled in Alaska prior to leaving the U.S. and have not established domicile or voted in another state, territory, or possession of the U.S. since leaving? And, do you NOT intend to return to Alaska?

  • Are you a U.S. Citizen residing indefinitely outside the U.S. and your parent(s) or guardian(s) meet the qualifications listed above?

    If so, you may register to vote as a federal voter and participate in Alaska's federal elections.

  • You may check your registration status using our My Voter Information webpage.

  • Are you a U.S. Citizen residing temporarily overseas? If so, visit our temporarily overseas webpage for assistance.

  • For additional assistance, contact the Absentee and Petition Office.

  • Do you wish to cancel your registration in Alaska? Visit our Cancel Your Alaska Registration webpage.

Absentee Voting
Information

  • You may apply for an absentee ballot starting January 1st of each year an election is scheduled. Visit our Election Dates and Hours web page for dates of upcoming elections.

  • Complete the Federal Absentee Ballot Application, to register to vote or update your registration and/or schedule you to receive an absentee ballot.

  • Sign your application. Your signature must be a handwritten signature. A typed or digital signature is not valid.

  • When registering to vote for the first time as a federal voter, provide a copy of your valid U.S. passport, card of identity and registration or other identification issued under the authority of the United States Secretary of State.

  • Send your completed application to the Absentee and Petition Office by mail, fax or by email as an attached PDF, TIFF or JPEG file.

Application Deadlines and Ballot Delivery Date

  • When registering to vote for the first time, your application must be postmarked or received 30 days before Election Day except during a presidential election.

  • During a presidential election, you may register to vote and vote the presidential race so long as your application is received by the absentee application filing deadlines.

  • When requesting a ballot by-mail, your completed application must be received 10 days before Election Day.

  • When requesting a ballot by-fax or by online delivery, your completed application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time the day prior to Election Day.

  • Ballots are sent to U.S. citizens permanently living overseas beginning 45 days prior to each Primary and General Election Day.

  • Did you apply for an absentee ballot this year? If so, check the status of your application and ballot status at our My Voter Information page.