Alaska

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

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

COVID-19 Update

Alaska’s lieutenant governor has been authorized by the state legislature to determine the manner in which the remaining 2020 elections will be conducted. He has announced that the elections will be held in a customary manner.

Voters have three options for voting:

  • In person on election day
  • By absentee ballot
  • Early voting in the 15 days before election day.

Latex gloves and face masks will be provided for in-person voters and election workers. Safe social distancing will also be required. Registered Alaskan voters 65 and over will automatically receive absentee ballot applications.

 

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

If you are a registered voter but didn’t bring your ID to 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. You will vote your ballot and it 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 was 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.

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.

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.

If you need a copy and don’t have the means to print one: Get free help printing a copy of your ID

No, but an absentee ballot cannot be counted unless it has the signature of one witness or an authorized official.