TIME REMAINING TO GET OUT THE NATIVE VOTE
Strength in Numbers: The Power of the Native Vote
The Alaska Native community is the most powerful voting bloc in the state. Why? Because we have the numbers. Our people make up approximately 20% of the state’s general population. If we vote early (in-person or by mail) or on Election Day, we can determine the direction of Alaska.
Every Vote Matters!
Don't Wait for November 8:
Vote Early (In-Person or By Mail)
In 2020, 75% of the voters in the YK Delta voted, compared to 38% in other parts of the state. Early voting provides Alaska Natives with the chance to achieve turnout rates closer to the YK Delta.
The more of us who vote, the louder our voice.
VOTE EARLY: IN-PERSON
You can vote early in person, for any reason, October 24 - November 7 at any of the following locations:
- Anchorage – 632 W. 6th Ave. or 2525 Gambell St.
- Fairbanks – 675 7th Ave.
- Nome – 214 Front St.
- Wasilla –1700 E. Bogard Rd.
- Juneau – 333 Willoughby Ave. or 9109 Mendenhall Mall Rd.
- Your Community – visit Alaska's Division of Elections website for locations & hours
VOTE EARLY: BY MAIL
You can apply to vote by mail, for any reason, if you request an absentee ballot by October 29. *If you miss this deadline, you’ll need to vote early in-person or on Election Day.*
If you vote by mail, remember these steps:
- Rank Your Choices
- Place Your Ballot Inside the Gray Secrecy Sleeve
- Place the Sleeve Inside Your Return Envelope
- Sign Your ballot Envelope
- Provide One Identifier
- Have a Witness Sign Your Ballot Envelope
Earlier this year, more than 7,500 ballots were rejected because the voter forgot to have a witness sign their ballot. Alaska Native communities had the highest rates of rejection, at 3x the rate of other communities (or almost 12% of rural Alaska ballots). We can't allow this to happen again.
You can also request an absentee ballot by:
- Calling (907) 270-2700
- Email email@example.com
- Apply Online at https://absenteeballotapplication.alaska.gov by October 29.
November 8: Your Last Chance to Vote
If you decide not to vote early (in-person or by mail) your last chance to vote is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Remember that your legislative district and/or polling location may have changed since you last voted. We strongly encourage you to double check both of these at the Alaska Division of Elections website.
Find Your Polling Location
Remember that your legislative district and/or polling location may have changed since you last voted. We strongly encourage you to double check both at Alaska's Division of Elections website.
STEP ONE: Click the icon in the upper righthand corner to enter your address.
STEP TWO: Enter your address to find your polling location.
This is an important election. The line may be long. If it is, don’t leave. The line will move faster than you expect.
Voting: It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3
While voting may be easy, the right to vote has been hard fought.
Organizations like the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood and individuals like Elizabeth Peratrovich have paved the way. The path to the ballot box can be completed in three easy steps.
STEP 1: MAKE A CHOICE.
Decide whether you’ll be voting early in-person, by mail, or on Election Day.
STEP 2: MAKE A PLAN.
Don’t let bad weather, work deadlines, or family emergencies keep you from casting your vote. Make a plan and stick to it.
STEP 3. SET A REMINDER.
Write it on your calendar, add a reminder to your phone, or write it on your hand! Just don’t forget to vote!
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