Alaskans who want to act on behalf of our state’s future need to be sure they are registered to vote by Sunday, July 20, 2014.
What if all eligible Alaska Native people across the state voted in every election?
- Would rural Alaska still be fighting for education funding?
- Would our subsistence lifestyle continue to be threatened?
- Would the development of natural resources on Native-owned land be continually up for debate?
Regardless of your individual positions on issues and candidates, we encourage every Alaskan of voting age to make sure they are registered to vote, then put that voting power to work by showing up at the polls on Election Day, August 19. Participating in primary and general elections is our chance to let our elected officials know what issues are important to us.
It is important to remember that you have a say in which laws get made. When you cast your vote in primary and general elections, you help determine the future not only for Alaska Native people, but for your community as well. Every vote counts.
You can find more information, including how to register, at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/. You may also stop by the CIRI building (2525 C St.) to register to vote.
Key Dates to Remember
July 20: Voter registration deadline for the primary and general election.
Aug. 4: Early and in-person absentee voting begins.
Aug. 9: Absentee by-mail application deadline.
Aug. 18: Absentee by-electronic-transmission application deadline.
Aug. 19: Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Find your polling place.