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Primary Election Day is Tuesday August 21, 2018


August 14, 2018
Tuesday PM

(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska - In one week, eligible Alaska voters will have an opportunity to participate in the August 21 Primary Election. Voters will decide which candidates will move on to the General Election for the offices of: U.S. Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Senate, and State House. There are no ballot measures in this year’s Primary.

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“We are proud of the work our team has been doing to make sure we deliver this election with integrity, accuracy and accessibility to the ballot so our voters can choose a candidate confidently through the act of voting,” said State Elections Director Josie Bahnke.

Voters who wish to cast a ballot will need to bring one form of identification to their polling place. Voters may use the following ID: voter ID card, driver’s license, State ID card, current and valid photo ID, passport, military ID card, birth certificate, hunting or fishing license.  Voters may also use an original copy of one of the following documents if it contains the voter’s name and current address: current utility bill, government check, bank statement, pay check, or other government document. 

If a voter does not have identification when voting, the voter will be asked to vote a questioned ballot.

There are two Primary ballot types available: The Alaska Republican Party primary ballot or the Alaskan Independence, Alaska Democratic, Alaska Libertarian (A-D-L) ballot. Those who pick up the A-D-L ballot will see candidates with the following political affiliation codes listed after their name: (A) Alaska Independence, (D) Democrat, (L) Libertarian, (N) Nonpartisan, and (U) Undeclared. The Alaska Republican Party ballots will specify that all candidates are registered Republicans.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Polling locations can be found online here.

Early and Absentee voting began August 6. Voters who applied to receive Absentee ballots and return them by mail must have them postmarked on or before Election Day.

To find Early and In-Person Voting Locations online visit  DOE's website.


On the Web:

August 21, 2018 Sample Ballots:

Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party, Alaskan Independence Party Sample Ballot for District 36 pdf

Republician Sample Ballot for District 36 pdf

To find polling information, go to My Voter Information.

2018 Candidate Primary List

History of Alaska's Primary Elections



Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Alaska Division of Elections


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