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Kusko Cab Offering Free Rides To Polls On Election Day, How To Vote Before Then

Oct 28, 2020

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

Kusko Cab will provide free rides to and from the polls in Bethel on Election Day. There will be only one voting location in Bethel on that day, at the Cultural Center, where doors will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. There are several ways to vote before Election Day.

Early, In-Person Voting

In Bethel, you can vote early at the ONC Multipurpose Building, Monday through Friday, between 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. through Nov. 2. Early, in-person votes cast before Oct. 29 will be included with Election Day results. Early, in-person votes cast after Oct. 29 will be counted a week after the election, according to the Alaska Division of Elections.

If you're outside Bethel, visit the Alaska Division of Elections at this website to find out where to vote early in your community. To find out where to vote on Election Day, visit this website.

Mail-In Ballots

If you’re voting by mail, all mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3. The U.S. Postal Service encourages voters to mail ballots early, and warns that ballots dropped in the mailbox on Election Day might not be postmarked for that date. Mail sent in Alaska gets postmarked in Anchorage, but voters can request that a local postal worker postmark their ballots by hand at their local post office.

Or you can skip the post office and submit the ballot to an election worker at an early voting location or at the polls on Election Day.

Electronic Transmission

Through Nov. 2, Alaskans can request a ballot be emailed or faxed to them. The voter can then print off the ballot, fill it out, and faxed, mailed, or submitted to a polling location. To request a ballot via email or fax, fill out this form.

The ballot can be submitted to an election worker at an early voting location or at the polls on Election Day.

The ballot can be faxed to the Alaska Division of Elections by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Or the the ballot can be dropped in the mail and postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3. The U.S. Postal Service encourages voters to mail ballots early, and warns that ballots mailed on Election Day might not be postmarked for that date. Mail sent in Alaska gets postmarked in Anchorage, but voters can request that a local postal worker postmark their ballots by hand at their local post office. People in quarintine or isolation can ask someone they trust to get their ballot postmarked.

Or you can skip the post office and submit the ballot to an election worker at an early voting location or at the polls on Election Day.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said the polls will open at 8 a.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3. That is incorrect. The polls in Bethel will open at 7 a.m. on Nov. 3.