The Last Frontier

North to the Future


In Alaska’s 2020 election cycle 230,410 absentee, early, and questioned ballots were issued and 205,597 were returned. Overall 359,530 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, and overall state turnout was slightly below 69%. Alaska voters favored incumbent Donald J. Trump, who won its 3 electoral votes with 52.8% of the popular vote. Alaska has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1968.

Alaska has a bicameral legislature with 20 senators and 40 representatives. The legislature is in session from January to May. Governor Mike Dunleavy (R), whom Donald Trump endorsed in 2018, is eligible for re-election in 2022 and is limited to 2 consecutive terms.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

Absentee Ballot Application

 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

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Alaska averages a 58% rating, reflecting its right leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.