Alaska

Can You Vote Absentee?

In order to vote in U.S. elections you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen.
  • at least 18 years old.
  • be absent from your voting residence.

The absentee voting process applies to you if you are:

  • an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine;
  • an eligible spouse or family member of an active duty member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine; or
  • a U.S. citizen residing outside the U.S.

Federal Election Deadlines

Registration Ballot Request Ballot Return
General Election November 6, 2018
By Mail: Postmarked by October 7, 2018
By Email or Fax: Received by October 7, 2018
Request Mail Ballot: Received by October 27, 2018
Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by 5 PM AK, November 5, 2018
Return by Mail: Postmarked by** November 6, 2018
Return by Fax: Received by 8 PM AK, November 6, 2018

**Ballot Return: (Outside U.S.) - General election ballots must still be received by the 15th day after the election.
Ballot Return: (Within U.S.) - General election ballots must still be received by the 10th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Register to Vote, Request a Ballot, or Update My Voter Info

You must register and request an absentee ballot in your State of legal residence by completing the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and submit it to your local election office.

Using an iOS device? You may need to download a third-party tool to fill out your FPCA.

Get My Ballot

You may use the Federal Write-in Ballot (FWAB) to cast your absentee ballot, register to vote or request future absentee ballots.

Using an iOS device? You may need to download a third-party tool to fill out your FWAB.

Check the Status of My Voted Ballot

After sending in your voted absentee ballot, you are entitled to find out its status.