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Register to vote before Sunday, July 20 for the 2014 primary election

Register to vote before
Sunday, July 20 for the 2014 primary election

Sunday is the deadline to register to vote, update your voter information, or change party affiliation in time for next month's primary election on August 19.

You can register or update your voter information in person at Division of Elections regional offices, in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome and Wasilla.  Regional offices will be open this weekend on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.  The Division of Elections will also accept voter registration applications submitted by mail, fax, or email.  You can access the necessary forms online at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/vi_vr_how.php.

AFN encourages each Alaskan to exercise his or her right to vote.  Regardless of your individual party affiliation and opinion on issues and candidates, voting has a powerful impact on the direction of public policy and issues that affect our different communities. 

To request an absentee ballot by mail, complete the Absentee Ballot Application at http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ot.php. You can also vote early and cast your absentee ballot 15 days ahead of the primary in 128 villages.  For a complete list of locations please click here.

“We call on all Alaskans to exercise their right to vote, with a special call to fellow rural Alaskans to take advantage of this new opportunity available to them in their villages.   Let’s make voter turnout something to be proud of in our state!  Please register and go vote!” - AFN Co-Chair Ana Hoffman. 
 

ABOUT AFN

The Alaska Federation of Natives was formed in October 1966, when more than 400 Alaska Natives representing 17 Native organizations gathered for a three-day conference to address Alaska Native aboriginal land rights. It is now the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska. Its membership includes 151 federally-recognized tribes, 134 village corporations, 12 regional corporations, and 12 regional nonprofit and tribal consortium's that contract and compact to run federal and state programs. AFN is governed by a 37-member Board, which is elected by its membership at the annual convention held each October. The mission of AFN is to enhance and promote the cultural, economic and political voice of the entire Alaska Native community. Learn more at www.nativefederation.org.
 

Copyright © 2014 Alaska Federation of Natives, All rights reserved.

 

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