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Aug. 6 is the last day to request a by-mail ballot

The State of Alaska Division of Elections' 2020 “I Voted” sticker created by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee.
Alaska Division of Elections

Tomorrow, Aug. 6, is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the Aug. 16 “pick one” primary and the ranked choice general election. Voters have until 5 p.m. to request a ballot.

Although in previous elections by-mail ballots have been sent to all voters, this time voters have to fill out an application in order to receive one. After completing the application, a ballot will be sent to the mailing address you provide with instructions on how to vote.

You can find that application online at You must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License or State ID to apply to vote by-mail. You can also request a ballot electronically or vote absentee in-person.

If you’d like to learn more about the upcoming election, visit the KYUK voter guide.

Will McCarthy is a temporary news reporter at KYUK. Previously, he worked as a furniture mover, producer, and freelance journalist. Will's written for the New York Times, National Geographic, and Texas Monthly. He holds a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.