Absentee Voting Information

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

If so, the following options are available to vote absentee:

  • In-person (available 15 days before an election)
  • By mail (deadline for applying: 7 days before an election)
  • By fax (available 15 days before an election)
  • Special needs voting for disabled voters (available 15 days before an election)

Advanced / Absentee Voting In-Person

You may vote an early in-person ballot September 19 – October 3 at Harrigan Centennial Hall in rooms 2 and 3 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  

Absentee Voting By Mail

Voters may apply to receive a ballot by mail. Applications must be received no later than September 27, 2022.  

Ballots will be mailed in mid-September.  

Vote your ballot, have your signature witnessed on the envelope, and mail it by October 4.  

Alternatively, you may return your voted ballot, in the sealed envelope, to the Municipal Clerk’s Office before 5:00 p.m. on October 4. 

Absentee Voting By Electronic Transmission

Voting by fax should be considered a 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 application no later than 5:00 p.m. Alaska time on Election Day. 

Vote your ballot and fax the ballot according to the instructions. If you are returning your ballot by fax, it must be voted 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 unable to vote in person due to age, serious illness, or disability may apply for a by-mail ballot or vote by the personal representative.   

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 picks up a ballot for you starting 15 days before Election Day or at your polling place on Election Day. 

Your personal representative will complete step one of the special needs envelope with your name, their information, and signature. 

The election worker will then give your personal representative the special needs envelope, a ballot, and a secrecy sleeve to deliver to you to vote. 

You will vote your ballot, place the ballot in the secrecy sleeve and then secure it in the special needs envelope. 

You will complete step two of the special needs envelope with your information and your personal representative will be your witness to your signature. 

Your personal representative will return your voted ballot back to a voting location on or before 8:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Election Day.