Absentee Voting Information

Are you unable to vote at your precinct on Election Day?

If so, Alaska law provides for the following ways to vote absentee:

  • In person (available 15 days before an election)
  • By mail (deadline for applying: 10 days before an election)
  • By fax (available 15 days before a Primary or General Election)
  • Special needs voting for disabled voters (available 15 days before an election)

Absentee Voting In Person

You may vote absentee in person 15 days before an election and on Election Day. Stop by the Municipal Clerk's Office, Third Floor, 100 Lincoln St. Sitka, AK 99835 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday except holidays. Or call us at 907-747-1811 for more information.

Absentee Voting By Mail

Apply early to receive your ballot in time. Applications must be received by the Clerk's Office no later than seven days before an election. Our Office cannot send ballots if applications are received after that date. Please contact the Municipal Clerk's Office at 747-1811.

Vote your ballot, have your signature witnessed on the envelope and mail it by Election Day.

Absentee Voting By Fax

Voting by fax should be your last alternative to casting your ballot. Please Note: by using this method to return your voted ballot, you need to be aware that you are voluntarily waiving your right to a secret ballot.

You must submit your request no later than 5:00 p.m. Alaska time the day before Election Day.

Vote your ballot, have your signature witnessed and fax (or mail) the ballot according to the instructions.

If you are returning your ballot by fax, it must be voted, witnessed and received by the Municipal Clerk's Office at 907-747-7403 by 8:00 p.m. Alaska time on Election Day.

Special Needs Voting for Disabled Voters

A qualified voter who is disabled may apply for an absentee ballot through a personal representative who can bring the ballot to the voter.

A personal representative can be anyone over 18, except a candidate for office in the election, the voter's employer, an agent of the voter's employer, or an officer or agent of the voter's union.

The Personal Representative brings the completed application to an Election Official for a ballot and takes the ballot to the voter.

The voter completes a certificate authorizing the Personal Representative to carry their ballot, votes the ballot privately, places it in a secrecy sleeve and seals it inside the envelope provided.

The Personal Representative brings the voted ballot back to the Election Official by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.