Kodiak Daily Mirror - Voter registration deadline for primaries July 20
Voter registration deadline for primaries July 20
by Peter J Mladineo
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The Alaska Division of Elections said Monday that Sunday, July 20, is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election.

The Division of Elections reports that changes to one’s registration made after July 20, including party affiliation changes, will not be effective for the August 19 primary.

The division accepts voter registration applications submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail.

“The deadline to register to vote for the primary election is this Sunday, July 20. You have to be registered 30 days before the election. And so there’s a different registration cutoff for the general election,” Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai, told the Mirror. “It’s important that people check their party affiliation and know what party they’re affiliated with because that will determine what ballots you’re eligible for the August 19 primary election.”

This year there is only one ballot for the primary election — to repeal Senate Bill measure 21.

“That appears on all three ballots,” Fenumiai said.

Fenumai also said voter registration applications are available at any Division of Elections regional office, at municipal clerks’ offices, at the Division of Motor Vehicles, and at many public libraries. Registration applications are also available on the Division of Elections website at www.elections.alaska.gov. Registration forms need to be postmarked by the July 20.

Contact Peter J. Mladineo at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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