Trenton English takes advantage of early voting in the municipal election at the Mendenhall Mall Annex on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Early voting is available there from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Voters can also vote at City Hall 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Trenton English takes advantage of early voting in the municipal election at the Mendenhall Mall Annex on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Early voting is available there from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Voters can also vote at City Hall 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Absentee registration deadline Saturday, early voting now open

  • Friday, October 26, 2018 2:02am
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Saturday is the last day for eligible Alaska voters to receive an absentee by-mail ballot.

Voters planning to mail in their ballot must submit an application to the Division of Elections by Saturday.

Applications can be found online at www.elections.alaska.gov and must be printed, signed and returned to Division of Elections by mail, fax or attached to an email as a PDF, TIFF or JPEG file. Digital signatures will not be accepted, all signatures must be handwritten.

Voters can also apply for a ballot to be sent electronically, through fax or online. The deadline to receive an absentee ballot application for electronic submission is Monday, Nov. 5 by 5 p.m.

“Alaska voters have a variety of convenient options to cast a ballot and have their voice heard,” said State Elections Director Josie Bahnke. “We encourage all eligible voters to participate in the manner that works best for them.”

Alaska is a no excuse absentee voting state, meaning that any eligible voter can vote using the early and in-person voting options up to 15 days prior to each Election Day.

The Kenai Peninsula Risk Management Building and the Kenai City Clerk’s Office will be open for early voting Monday through Friday now through Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ballots for Districts 29, 30, 31 and 32 are available.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Reach Kat Sorensen at ksorensen@peninsulaclarion.com

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