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
State Primary August 16, 2016
By Mail: Postmarked by July 17, 2016
By Email or Fax: Received by July 17, 2016
Request Mail Ballot: Received by August 6, 2016
Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by 5 PM, August 15, 2016
Return by Mail: Postmarked by* August 16, 2016
Return by Online or Fax: Received by 8 PM, August 16, 2016
General Election
November 8, 2016
By Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2016
By Email or Fax: Received by October 9, 2016
Request Mail Ballot: Received by October 29, 2016
Request Email/Online or Fax Ballot: Received by 5 PM, November 7, 2016
Return by Mail: Postmarked by** November 8, 2016
Return by Online or Fax: Received by 8 PM, November 8, 2016

*Ballot Return: Primary election ballots must be received by the 10th day after the election.

**Ballot Return: (From outside U.S.)- General election ballots must be received by the 15th day after the election.
Ballot Return: (From within U.S.)- General election ballots must 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.

Download fillable 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.

Download fillable FWAB

Check the Status of My Voted Ballot

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