Political Party Candidates

Filing for Office

Candidates representing a recognized political party must file their Declaration of Candidacy on or before 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 for the August 21, 2018 Primary Election. When filing for office, candidates must have their Financial Disclosure Statement already on file with the Alaska Public Offices Commission or must submit it simultaneously with their Declaration of Candidacy.

Candidates representing a recognized political party participate in the Primary Election. The successful candidate from each recognized political party in each race will move on to the General Election. Candidates representing political groups that are not recognized in Alaska (no-party candidates) will only participate in the General Election and will not appear on the Primary Election ballot.

Forms for Party Candidates

Methods for Filing Your Party Candidate Paperwork

Candidates may file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Division of Elections for the August 21, 2018 on or before 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 using one of the methods listed below:

  • In person: A Declaration of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement may be delivered in person to any Division of Elections Office.

  • By mail: A Declaration of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement sent by mail must be received by the Division of Elections on or before 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline. If the postmark is illegible, a dated receipt from the post office where dispatched shall be acceptable evidence of mailing. Declarations may be mailed to any Division of Elections Office.

  • By fax: A Declaration of Candidacy or a copy of the statements made in paragraphs (1) – (5) of the declaration as required by AS 15.25.030(a) may be faxed to any Division of Elections Office and must be received by the division no later than 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline. The original declaration containing paragraphs (1)-(16), as required by AS 15.25.040(a), must be received by the Division of Elections within 15 days of the filing deadline.

If you have questions regarding filing for office, call the Director's Office at 907-465-4611 or 1-866-952-8683 (toll free within the U.S.).