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Voting is for Everybody

 

If you are at least 18 years old, you can vote!
 

Why is voting important?

Voting is the way you can tell politicians your opinion.  Your opinion matters and your vote can help to shape your community, state and nation. 

Voting helps to decide things like:

  • how many busses are available to ride;
  • how many libraries are available and how often they get to be open;
  • how clean the air and water will be;
  • what kind of benefits are available to people who need them (public assistance, food stamps, health care, social security, etc.);
  • who has the right to work and how employees should be treated.
     

Voting Rights:

  • You can vote by yourself, or with help from a friend, family member, or even someone that works at the place where you go to vote. 
  • Even if you have a Guardian, Payee, or Conservator, you have the right to vote unless a judge has specifically taken that right away.
  • You have the right to vote however you want.  This means that nobody is allowed to tell you who or what to vote for or against.  It's your choice.
  • Registration and voting are both free to everybody.
  • If you cannot make it to the polling place on voting day, it's ok for someone to bring you a ballot and then turn it in for you. 
     

I want to vote.  How do I get started?

  • To vote in any election, you must first be registered to vote.
  • Most staff members at the Disability Law Center can help you to register. 
  • You can find more information on registering to vote by visiting this page of the Alaska Division of Elections website