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Ballot Counting Schedule

Counting of Ballots at a Precinct Polling Place

Ballots that are voted on Election Day or at a polling place are counted, recorded and uploaded to the statewide ballot tabulation system on Election Night after the polls close.

Early Vote Ballots

Early vote ballots received through the Friday prior to Election Day will be counted Election Night. The remaining early vote ballots will be counted on the 7th day after Election Day.

By-Mail, Electronic Transmission, In-Person and Special Needs Ballots

To prevent duplicate voting, it is the policy of the Division of Elections to count by-mail, electronic transmission, in-person and special needs ballots after Election Day. This allows the division to compare the precinct registers and all other voting methods prior to counting the ballots. In accordance with Alaska law, these ballots must be counted no later than 15 days after Election Day.

Questioned Ballots

Questioned ballots are counted after Election Day, and in accordance with Alaska law, they must be counted no later than 15 days after Election Day.

Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)

In accordance with Alaska law, FWAB ballots are reviewed after the official ballots have been counted. If the official ballot is received from the voter in time to be counted, then the FWAB is set aside. If the voter's official ballot does not arrive in time to be counted, then the FWAB ballot is counted, if applicable.

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