Office of the Lieutenant Governor Press Release –
July 14, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell reminds Alaskans that this Sunday, July 20 is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election.
“Voting is a fundamental American right,” Treadwell said. “Protect and exercise your freedom by registering today.”
The Division of Elections regional offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Mat-Su, and Nome will be open this weekend to assist voters. Offices will open on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, July 20 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for voter registration. The division also accepts voter registration applications submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail.
Voter registration applications are available at any Division of Elections regional office, at municipal clerks’ offices, at the Division of Motor Vehicles, and at many public libraries. Registration applications are also available on the Division of Elections website atwww.elections.alaska.gov.
“I encourage Alaskans not to wait to register or make a change to your registration,” said Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai. “Changes made after July 20, including party affiliation changes, will not be effective for the August 19 primary.”
The party affiliation on a voter’s record on July 20 will determine which political party ballot a voter is eligible to receive during the primary election.