With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.

Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.

This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.

Early voting has started in Alaska!

You have until November 2, 2020 to vote before election day.

Can you early vote in person?

  • Alaska is a no excuse absentee voting state. Anyone may vote using the early and in-person absentee voting options.

  • At the time you vote, your eligibility to vote in that election is verified by the absentee voting official. The official will look up your name in the voter registration database and will verify that your registration is active and current. If your registration is active and current, the official will print off a voter certificate with your information that you will sign. You will then be given a ballot to vote that is dropped into a ballot box after voting.

  • Early voting is only available at certain absentee voting locations that the division can establish a secure connection with the voter registration database system. Early voting is available in Juneau, Soldotna, Anchorage, Wasilla, Fairbanks and Nome at designated locations.

Can you early vote by mail?

  • Any registered Alaska voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

What about on election day?

Polling place lookup

Find your polling place on this website.

ID requirements

Alaska voters must provide their Alaska driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must also physically show valid ID, such as their driver's license or birth certificate.

How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

To register in Alaska you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • be at least 18 years old within 90 days of completing your registration;
  • be a resident of Alaska for at least 30 days just before the election;
  • not have been convicted for certain crimes. If you have been convicted of a disqualifying felony, you must have completed your sentence, including probation and parole to register to vote. More information on the types of crimes that do not allow people to vote can be found here: https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote; and
  • not be registered to vote in another state.

Can I register online?

Alaska voters must include their Alaska driver's license number or state ID number and the last 4 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.

Register to vote online here

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