Primary Election Day is Tuesday August 21, 2018
August 14, 2018
“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:
To find polling information, go to My Voter Information.
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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