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Alaska 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Campaign Finance and Elections

    Ballot Measure No. 1: An Act Allowing Qualified Individuals to Register to Vote When Applying for a Permanent Fund Dividend

    This act would instruct the Division of Elections to register a qualified Alaskan to vote when applying for the permanent fund dividend (PFD). If a person registers to vote for the first time through a PFD application, the Division of Elections would compare the person's information to staterecords to ensure that the person is an eligible voter. The Division of Elections would let the citizen know if he or she has been added to the state registration list, or if the person's current voting address does not match the one provided on the PFD form. In that case, the person could change their voter registration address. The notice also would allow an applicant to request removal from the registration list. Thus, using the data from the PFD form, the Division of Elections would register a qualified Alaskan to vote unless he or she opts out. The notice would also allow a person to register with a political party. Voter information is already confidential under existing state law.

    Yes157,01963.6 %
    No89,73636.4 %
    Allow Debt for Postsecondary Student Loans

    Ballot Measure No. 2 - Constitutional Amendment

    This amendment to Article IX, section 8 of the Alaska Constitution would expand the State's authority to incur debt by letting the State issue general obligation bonds backed by the state for postsecondary student loans. Should this constitutional amendment be adopted?

    Yes95,91043.9 %
    No122,54656.1 %
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President and Vice President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 40 State house of representatives Seats are up for election
    State Senate - A total of 10 seats out of the chamber's 20 seats are up for election in 2016. Alaska state senators serve staggered, four-year terms and half of the senate is up for election every two years.
    US House - Alaska single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state will be up for election
    US Senate - One United states senate Seat is up for election
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Three seats on Alaska's state-level courts are up for retention elections on November 8, 2016. Two justices on the Alaska Supreme Court join one judge on the Alaska Court of Appeals in seeking retention to their appointed seats.
    Local Judges - Alaska is holding retention elections for local judicial offices on November 8, 2016
    Candidate List
    Alaska Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Alaska is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in presidential candidate must file a letter of intent with the state elections division in order to have his or her votes counted. This form must be filed no later than five days prior to the general election.

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    Alaska Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(40)
    State Senators(20)
    US Representatives(1)
    US Senators(2)
    State Executives
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    October 3, 2017
    Alaska : 2017 Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA)
    Alaska : City of Homer Regular Election
    November 7, 2017
    Alaska : Municipal General Election
    November 6, 2018
    Alaska : General Election Day