Alaska Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodOnline, by mail, and in person.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineThirty (30) days prior to the election.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticAutomatic voter registration when Alaskans apply for a Permanent Fund Dividend. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Same DayFor presidential elections onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineTen (10) days prior to election.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDSignature Verification and witness statement. Witness requirement suspended. No Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentionedNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return DeadlineElection DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNo No ChangeNo Legislative Movement
Limited 3rd PartyMay only help voters with disabilities. No ChangeNo Legislative Movement
Paid Political OperativesNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Movement

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Movement
Witness StatementRequiredWaived by order of Alaska Supreme Court. No Legislative Activity
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Cure ProcessNo cure processNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequestedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other OptionsNon-photo ID including voter registration card, utility bills, etc. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Provisional BallotsMay be cured up to 10 days after the election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:00 AM to 7:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering200 feet No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
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Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyAnnuallyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath or movingNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity