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Tuesday is statewide Election Day, Alaska. Here’s how to find your polling place

  • Author: Annie Zak
  • Updated: August 20, 2018
  • Published August 20, 2018

In Alaska's primary election Tuesday, voters will decide who will advance to the November ballot in races for governor, lieutenant governor, Alaska's U.S. House representative and state House and Senate seats.

Unlike the Anchorage city election in April, this is not a vote-by-mail election. Polls will be open on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can look up your polling place on the Alaska Division of Elections website, and you can view sample ballots here.

If you requested an absentee by-mail ballot, it needs to be postmarked on or before election day. If you're unable to vote in person on Tuesday because of age, serious illness or a disability, a representative can pick up your ballot for you.

The political party affiliation that shows up on your voter registration record 30 days prior to the election determines which ballot types you're eligible to vote on, according to the Division of Elections.

Voters registered as Republicans, as well as undeclared and nonpartisan voters, can pick a Republican Party primary ballot. Any voter can pick the other ballot, which has candidates in the Democratic, Libertarian, and Alaska Independence parties. Each voter can only vote one ballot.