Many Have Voted Early You Can Still Vote on Election Day
Monday, November 5, 2018
Alaska Division of Elections workers are anticipating record turnout for early voting. If you prefer early or absentee in person voting, you have until 5pm. Additional details here.
Alaskans and the rest of the nation will head to the polls to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, features hundreds of congressional, state and local races across the country.
Early and Absentee in Person Voting for General Election
You can find details for Alaska at the link below. For example in Juneau, early and absentee in person voting is today, Monday, November 5, 2018 (8a – 5pm Mendenhall Mall Annex). Additional details here.
“Sealaska has actively engaged in the political process, advocating on behalf of our shareholders and Native communities for decades. We respect all shareholder positions and political views and encourage them to add their voice by voting.” – Sealaska Chair Joe Nelson (read full statement from the Chair here)
Sealaska encourages voters to look for candidates that will
- Protect the Alaska Marine Highway budget
- Protect Power Cost Equalization (PCE)
- Prioritize rural communities
- Work closely with and acknowledge sovereignty of Alaska tribes
Sealaska collaborated with the Get Out The Native Vote (GOTNV) Southeast partners to enhance candidate engagement and voter education. Click here to watch GOTNV southeast candidate forum archives.
Read More About Alaska Candidates
The Alaska Federation of Natives produced a Voter’s Guide, with the goal to ensure that Alaska Native voters are well informed on election day.
The AFN Voters Guide is a great resource to learn about candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives and for governor of Alaska. Candidates provide answers to a comprehensive questionnaire that’s focused on Native and rural issues.
Candidates were asked about a variety of topics including:
- Economic Development
- Voting Rights
- State | Tribal Relations
- Public Safety | Justice
U.S. House of Representatives candidates include:
Governor of Alaska candidates include:
Click here to view AFN Voter Guide 2018
Ballot Measure 1
Ballot Measure 1 in the upcoming Alaska general election seeks to eliminate Alaska’s current science-based fish habitat protections and replace them with red tape and complex regulations, threatening Alaska’s economy without solving the problem. Sealaska has been actively engaged in supporting healthy salmon habitat in Alaska for decades by helping develop policies and recommending actions toward ensuring these salmon runs remain healthy and viable into the future.
Read more click here
When and Where To Vote
Voting hours for primary, general and statewide and special elections on election day in Alaska are 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. For voting locations in Alaska, check out the Alaska Division of Elections Polling Place Information website.
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