Voter ID in Alaska


What is your plan for voting?

Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.



Voting by Absentee Ballot

Any registered Alaskan can choose to vote using an absentee ballot. You don’t have to give a reason for not voting in person.

Requesting Your Ballot

You have to apply to receive an absentee ballot. If you need assistance, another person can help fill out the application.

You can request your ballot online, by mail, or in person at your regional election office.

Voters with disabilities can choose to apply and receive their ballot through a personal representative. Your personal representative can be anyone you trust who is at least 18 years old. They can’t be a candidate in the election or someone who represents your employer or union.

Application Info

You don’t need to include ID with your ballot application. You will be asked to give one the following:

  • Social Security Number
  • Alaska Driver’s License Number
  • Alaska State ID Number

You can check a box on your application if you don’t have any of these numbers. You may receive a call or email seeking further information if you check this box.

Returning Your Ballot

You don’t need to include ID with your completed ballot. Alaskan voters with disabilities can choose how to return their ballots: by mail, through a personal representative, online, or by fax.



Voting in Person

Alaskas asks you to show an acceptable ID when you vote in person.

Your ID must be unexpired:

Issued by any state:

  • Driver’s license
  • State ID Card
  • Hunting or fishing license

Other forms of photo ID:

  • US Passport
  • Military ID card
  • Voter ID card
  • Other photo ID (example: student ID)

Must have your name and current address:

  • Utility bill
  • Pay check
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Other government-issued document




Page Updated: August 2023