> Complete a Back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot > Alaska
Alaska allows you to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) for registration and voting in primary,
special, and general elections for Federal, State, and
Judicial offices and ballot propositions.
Open Back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot
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Only the following blocks of the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation are required:
Block 1: Alaska allows you to use this form for registration.
Block 2: Select the category that describes you.
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle). Enter any former
name under which you were registered in Alaska.
Block 4: Date of Birth
Your valid Alaska Driver's License number, the last four
digits of your Social Security number OR your Alaska State
Identification Card number.
Block 5: Recommended but not required. Provide your
contact information to allow your local election official to
follow up if more information is required.
Block 6: If using this form for registration, enter your political
party affiliation or write undeclared or non-partisan. Your
political party affiliation 30 days before the primary
election determines the party ballot you are eligible to
Block 7: Complete street address of your Alaska voting
residence. You may provide your street name and house
number, highway name and milepost number, building
number and street name on a military base, subdivision with
lot and block number. Do not use post office box number,
highway contact number and box, rural route number,
commercial address or mail stop address. If in a rural
village you may provide community name as your
residence address or describe its location in Block 9.
Block 8: Enter your current mailing address.
Block 9: When initially registering to vote by mail from
outside Alaska, you must enclose proof of Alaska residency
(such as a copy of a current Alaska Driverís License or a
leave and earning statement reflecting Alaska as place of
residency) with this application.
Enter your passport or identity card number if you are an
overseas citizen. This is not required for Uniformed Service
members and their families.
Alternatively, if you are an overseas citizen, were last
domiciled in Alaska prior to leaving the U.S. and do not
intend to return to Alaska as a resident you may register as a
"Federal Voter" and participate in only elections for Federal
office. To request this option, write: "I wish to register as a
Federal voter and was last domiciled in Alaska prior to
leaving the U.S." You must provide a copy of your valid
passport, card of identity and registration, or other
identification issued under the authority of the U.S.
Secretary of State with this application.
Provide any information that may assist the local election
official in accepting this ballot or application.
Affirmation: Sign and date. This form must be sworn to before
one witness (18 years or older).
Once the ballot is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/Affirmation into the mailing envelope and seal.
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Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage-paid envelope may be used in the U.S. postal system which includes: all U.S. Military Post Offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. Embassies/Consulates
If you choose to mail your back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, you must send it to:
Absentee Voting Office 619 E. Ship Creek Ave, Ste 329 Anchorage, AK 99501-1677
You may choose to fax this ballot only if you requested on your application to have your ballot faxed to you. Fax the ballot directly to the Absentee Voting Office at 907-677-9943. You may also use our toll-free fax service:
Inside the U.S.? Fax to: 1-800-368-8683 (703)-693-5527 DSN 223-5527
Outside the U.S.? Show me a list of toll-free fax numbers
Open Fax Coversheet
More Information on Alaska's Absentee Voting Guidelines
Alaska State Election website
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Last updated: 09.17.2013