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The UAA Campus Community is proud to present UAAVotes!

A non-partisan campus collaboration, UAAVotes aims to elevate civic engagement at UAA through education, engagement and events!

Let's start the conversation together. Your vote is your voice!

Looking Forward: Anchorage Votes

The national election cycle may be over, but democracy sure isn't! 

As we look to the Anchorage Mayoral Election in April 2021, dont' forget: your vote is your voice. 

Follow @uaalife on Instagram and stay tuned for opportunities to engage with purpose. 

April 6: Election Day

 

Fall 2020 Alaska General Election

 From September through Election Day, UAAVotes events and activities offered a safe space to learn about, discuss and reflect on the 2020 Alaska General Election.  

 

  • Voter Training

    Oct. 20 | 5-6pm

    Catch up on what it takes to vote this fall. Get answers to questions like...

    • What's a mail-in ballot? How do I get one?
    • Where can I vote in-person?
    • Who are my legislators?
    • Why are there judges on the ballot?
    • How can I make a difference?

    Brought to you by the Alaska Center Education Fund, this voter training is open to the University of Alaska community, including Seawolves, friends and families! The more, the merrier!

    Watch the Training

  • Ballot Measure 1 Debate

    Ballot Measure Debates

    Brought to you by Seawolf Debate and ADN, tune in for the online premiere of this debate series. Learn from experts on both sides of the ballot measures you'll vote on this fall.

    Ballot Measure 1

    Oct. 13 | 7pm

    Scheduled to appear on Alaska's November ballot, BM1 would make changes to the manner and amount of tax paid on oil produced in three fields on Alaska's North Slope.
     
    Arguing for the ballot measure are Robin Brena, Chair of Vote Yes for Alaska's Fair Share and Senator Bill Wielechowski.
     
    Arguing against the ballot measure are Roger Marks, former Petroleum Economist for the Alaska Department of Revenue and Tom Walsh of Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska.
     
    Recorded in an empty, eerie Wendy Williamson, we recorded this debate and released it for your entertainment on Facebook. 
     

     

    This event is made possible by grant funding from the Atwood Foundation and Northrim Bank. 

  • Ballot Measure 2 Debate

    Ballot Measure Debates

    Brought to you by Seawolf Debate and ADN, tune in for the online premiere of this debate series. Learn from experts on both sides of the ballot measures you'll vote on this fall.

    Ballot Measure 2

    Oct. 20 | 7pm

    Scheduled to appear on Alaska's November ballot, BM2 would fundamentally change General Election processes in Alaska. 
     
    BM2 would change Alaska's election laws to end partisan primaries, introduce rank-choice voting and increase disclosure requirements for campaign contributions.
     
    Arguing for the ballot measure are Scott Kendall, Chair of Yes on 2 for Better Elections and Lesil McGuire, former Alaska State Senator.
     
    Arguing against the ballot measure are Brett Huber of Defend Alaska Elections - Vote No on 2 and Leighan Gonzales of the Protect Our Elections - No on 2 campaign.
     
    Recorded in an empty, eerie Wendy Williamson, we recorded this debate and released it for your entertainment on Facebook. 
     

    This event is made possible by grant funding from the Atwood Foundation and Northrim Bank. 

  • Jam the Polls

    Oct. 19-23

    If you're not following @uaalife on Instagram, you're missing out! 
     
    Brought to you by UAA Concert Board and the Alaska Center Education Fund, Jam the Polls features Alaskan musicians that believe your vote can make a difference.
     
     
    Check out performances by: 
  • Election Day

    Nov. 3

    UAA in the Community Discount

    Be sure to save your "I Voted" sticker to present with your Wolfcard at Golden Donuts on Election Day! The first 50 Seawolves to present both can pick up 2 free donuts!

 

 

Why Vote in 2020? #UAAVotes

Through the month of October, post a video response to the question: Why are you voting in 2020? 

Whatever your preferred social media platform, tag your post #UAAVotes.

The first 100 participants will receive a UAAVotes t-shirt in the mail!

Your Vote, Your Voice

In 2020, it's clear voter education and civic engagement is more important than ever before.

Whether you're voting for the first time or the tenth, you may find information about how to vote hard to find. Here, we boil down the details so you can vote with confidence. 

Vote at the Polls

As always, you can voice your vote on Election Day at polling places across Anchorage. 

Find Your Polling Place

As a registered voter, you have a designated polling place dedicated to serving your immediate residential community. You can find your polling place and get directions to visit the polls online. 

Find Your Polling Place

Vote on Campus

No matter where you live, you can vote on campus at the UAA Student Union Upstairs Lounge - SU215. Remember to bring your Wolfcard to access the building and cast your vote in-person. 

Polling Hours

November 2, 2020 | 8:30am - 5pm
November 3, 2020 | 7am - 8pm

Vote by Mail

Alaska loves Vote By Mail! Voting by mail allows you to vote from home, giving you freedom to research and vote on a timeline that works for you. Plus, voting by mail keeps you out of public spaces, reducing the risk of community transmission. This fall, vote by mail!

To vote by mail, you must request a mail-in ballot. Mail-in ballots, or absentee ballots, are sent to your home by the Alaska Department of Elections. The packet includes your ballot, candidate packets, instructions and (because we all love them) an "I Voted" sticker. 

October 24: Mail-In Ballot Request Deadline
Deadline for voters to request an absentee ballot.

  1. Complete an online application to request your mail in ballot.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Saturday, October 24, 2020.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

Voting has never been so convenient!

Request a Mail-In Ballot

Register to Vote

Did you know voter registration in Alaska is part of the PFD application? If you've applied for the PFD, you're registered to vote! 

In anticipation for Election Day, check your registration status to confirm your ballot accurately represents your options. 

September 6: REAA Election Registration Deadline
Deadline for voters to register to vote or update their registration for the 2020 REAA Elections.

October 4: Registration Deadline
Deadline for voters to register to vote or update their registration for the 2020 General Election.

The Registration Deadline has passed! Not sure if you're registered? 

 

Your Vote, Your Choice

The choices you make on the ballot this fall will cover national elections, state representation and legislation. 

Whether you vote by mail or at the polls, do some research before putting pen to paper. Your research starts here, with an overview of who and what is on the ballot. 

UAAVotes Ballot Guide

 

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