While I do have a voting preference, I want you to go the polls November 8th no matter who you’re voting for. Democracy wins when everyone is engaged.
First step in voting is being registered. Do you live in Alaska but not sure if you’re registered? Check. If you’re not registered, here’s some basic information along with a link to go register.
How to Register or Update Your Voter Registration
To register to vote or update your voter registration record, you (or an individual with a general power of attorney or special power of attorney authorizing that individual to register you) must complete and sign a Voter Registration Application.
Register to vote online – You can register online either electronically or using a paper form. To register electronically, you must have a valid Alaska driver’s license or state ID. Your information will be validated through DMV and your signature will come from your DMV record. If you cannot be validated through DMV, you will have the option to register using a paper form that you will be required to print, sign and return to the Division of Elections.
Voter Registration Application Print an application for you to complete and sign.
Send your completed and signed application by mail, fax or as an email attachment (PDF, TIFF or JPEG) to a Regional Elections office.
Complete a form in person at any Division of Elections office, Division of Motor Vehicle office through a voter registration agency, or voter registrar.
If you’re not registered, please register as soon as you can. According to Alaska’s Who Can Register page, you must be registered 30 days prior to the election. I interpret this to mean no later than 10/7/2016.