If you live in Alaska, want to vote in the November 4, 2014 election, but are not registered to vote, you need to get registered before OCTOBER 5, 2014. You can get registration information and forms from the Division of Elections voter registration page. You may mail, fax or e-mail your signed registration form to a regional election office. You can also try registering with your cell phone through a student developed site called vote-ak.us, which will also allow you request an absentee ballot.
Why would you want to vote this November? Aside from the state offices being voted on, the US Senate race may determine which party takes control of Congress. Also, there are three initiatives being voted on:
- Ballot Measure #2 (13PSUM) – An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale and Use of Marijuana
- Ballot Measure #3 (13MINW) – An Act to Increase Alaska’s Minimum Wage
- Ballot Measure #4 (12BBAY) – An Act Providing for Protection of Bristol Bay Wild Salmon and Waters Within or Flowing Into the Existing 1972 Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve
For more election information, including candidate statements and the full text of the initiatives being voted on, see the Official Election Pamphlet.
If you want to have a voice in any of this, you need to register to vote if you haven’t already. If you don’t live in Alaska, you can learn more about when to register and what’s at stake in your state by visiting usa.gov’s Register to Vote and Elections page.