2018 Primary Election Information

Election Dates

  • The next primary election will be held on August 21, 2018. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

  • Primary elections are held the third Tuesday in August of 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 Primary Election

  • Alaska law allows a recognized political party to select who may participate in their party's primary. Parties may expand or limit what political affiliations may participate in their primary election by submitting a written notice to the director of elections no later than September 1st of the year prior to the year in which a primary election is to be held.

    The political party affiliation listed on a voter's registration record 30 days prior to the election determines which primary ballot type a voter is eligible to vote. Currently there are three primary ballot options:

  • Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party Candidates with Ballot Measures ballot and any registered voter may vote this ballot.

  • Alaska Republican Party Candidates with Ballot Measures ballot. Only voters registered with the party affiliation of Republican, Nonpartisan or Undeclared may vote this ballot.

  • Ballot Measures Only ballot and any registered voter may vote this ballot.

  • Learn more about the history of Alaska's primary elections.