Alaska

Registered voters in Alaska need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. There are several forms of identification you can use.

Most voters do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail.

These voter ID rules are in addition to the requirements for proving your identity and residency when you register to vote. Learn more

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use an unexpired ID card issued by any state

Is student ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use a student ID

Is an expired ID accepted?

No!
You can only use an ID that is unexpired

Alaska ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE IDS

You will be asked to show one of the following unexpired IDs:

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Registered Alaska voters must show an acceptable ID at the polls.

If you are a registered voter but do not present a valid ID at the polling place, you may vote a “questioned ballot.”

In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign a questioned ballot register and complete an envelope with your information. Your voted ballot will be placed in the envelope.

A review board will determine if your ballot will be counted. A letter will be sent to you if your ballot is rejected or partially counted to tell you the reason.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

You do not need a REAL ID to vote in Alaska.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a star in the upper corner if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help getting ID.

You may register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day, for President and Vice President only, during any early voting period by in-person absentee ballot at an absentee voting location, or on Election Day at your local polling place. You must show an acceptable ID.

 

Find up-to-date information on office locations, services, and hours.

There are authorized third parties that may provide driver’s licenses and state IDs services, for which they charge a fee. Click here for more information.

Alaska ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any registered Alaska voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. No excuse is required.

Most voters don’t need a copy of their ID to vote by mail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any registered Alaska voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. No excuse is required.

No, but you need to provide one of the following identifiers with your application:

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

There is an option on the absentee voting application to check if you have none of the above. You may receive a call or email seeking further information if you check this box. A copy of your ID is not necessary.

No.

There is no process to “cure” (fix) your ballot if it is rejected.