Saturday is deadline to seek mailed absentee primary ballots
As early voting opens in Alaska’s primary elections this year, residents who plan to vote by mail have just another day to request a mailed absentee ballot.
According to the state Division of Elections, early voting for the state’s Aug. 21 primaries began Monday. Saturday marks the deadline, 10 days before the election, to apply for a mailed absentee ballot.
“The Absentee Office will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to answer any questions on how to apply for a by-mail ballot and to receive applications in-person, by-fax or email,” division officials wrote in a statement Friday morning.
Staff at the office, at Suite 105 of 2525 Gambell St. in Anchorage, can be reached by phone at 907-270-2700.
Although Anchorage has switched to a vote-by-mail system this year, state elections are still being held at traditional polling places. The Division of Elections hosts an online tool for voters to find their polling places.
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