Special Needs Voting

Your Personal Representative

  • Are you unable to vote in person because of age, illness or a disability? If so, you may have someone pick up and deliver a ballot to you. This person is called a personal representative.

  • Your personal representative may pick up a ballot for you at any absentee voting location in your area starting 15 days before Election Day or at your polling place on Election Day.

  • Your personal representative may assist you in any step of the voting process and can be anyone except a candidate for office in the election, your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union.

  • For additional information about special needs voting, please contact your Regional Elections Office.

How Special Needs Voting Works

  • Your personal representative will complete step one of the special needs envelope with your name, their information and signature.

  • The election worker will then give your personal representative the special needs envelope, a ballot and a secrecy sleeve to deliver to you to vote.

  • You will vote your ballot, place the ballot in the secrecy sleeve and then secure it in the special needs envelope.

  • You will complete step two of the special needs envelope with your information and your personal representative will be your witness to your signature.

  • Your personal representative will return your voted ballot back to a voting location on or before 8:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on Election Day.