Voter registration deadline this week

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The deadline to register for the August 21 primary is Sunday, July 22 at midnight.

    The Alaska Division of Elections will have offices in Juneau open all week.  They are open through Friday from 8 am until 5 pm, Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm.

    The Division Of Elections encourages Alaska voters to register or update their information ahead of time and not to wait until the last day.   DOE reminds voters that anyone interested in receiving a ballot in the mail need to apply by August 11 for the August 21 Primary Election.
     
    For more information and other upcoming deadlines please visit: www.elections.alaska.gov

    CBJ Clerk Beth McEwen said voters who want to update their information or register to vote for the first time are welcome to come by city hall. "We are able to register anyone at the clerks office and at city libraries. People can go online to the state division of elections website and register online."

    They do have absentee by mail at the state elections office.  Voters need to have one form of identification.

    McEwen said some voters do wait until the last minute, "Sometimes voters just don't think about it until it gets close to election time.  We do encourage them to get the registration in prior to the deadline.  If they want to change their political affiliation that can also do that through the registration process."

     

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