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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 15. Elections
- Chapter 7. Registration of Voters
- Section 70. Procedure For Registration.
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AS 15.07.070. Procedure For Registration.
- (a) The director may adopt regulations under AS 44.62
(Administrative Procedure Act) relating to the registration of voters consistent with the requirements of this section
and federal law, including 42 U.S.C. 1973gg (National Voter Registration Act of 1993).
- (b) To register by mail or by facsimile, scanning, or other electronic transmission approved by the director under AS 15.07.050
, the director, the area election supervisor, or a voter registration agency shall furnish, at no cost to the voter,
forms prepared by the director on which the registration information required under AS 15.07.060
shall be inserted by the voter, by a person on behalf of the voter if that person is designated to act on behalf of the voter in a power
of attorney, or by a person on behalf of the voter if the voter is physically incapacitated. The
director may require proof of identification of the applicant as required by regulations adopted by the director under
AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act). Upon receipt and
approval of the completed registration forms, the director or the election supervisor shall forward to the voter an
acknowledgment, and the voter's name shall immediately be placed on the master register. If the registration is denied,
the voter shall immediately be informed in writing that registration was denied and the reason for denial. When
identifying information has been provided by the voter as required by this chapter, the election supervisor shall
forward to the voter a registration card.
- (c) The names of persons submitting completed registration forms by mail that are postmarked at least 30 days before the
next election, or submitting completed registration forms by facsimile or other electronic transmission approved by the
director under AS 15.07.050
that are received at least 30 days before the next election, shall be placed on the official registration list for
that election. If a registration form received by mail less than 30 days before an election does not have a legible and
dated postmark, the name of the person submitting the form shall be placed on the official registration list for that
election if the form was signed and dated by the person at least 30 days before the election and if the form is
received by the director or election supervisor at least 25 days before the election. The name of a person submitting a
completed registration form by mail or by facsimile or other electronic transmission that does not meet the applicable
requirements of this subsection may not be placed on the official registration list for that election but shall be
placed on the master register after that election.
- (d) Qualified voters may register in person before a registration official or through a voter registration agency at any
time throughout the year, except that a person registering within 30 days preceding an election is not eligible to vote
at that election. Upon receipt and approval of the registration forms, the director or the election supervisor shall
forward to the voter an acknowledgment in the form of a registration card, and the voter's name shall immediately be
placed on the master register. Names of persons registering 30 or more days before an election shall be placed on the
official registration list for that election.
- (e) [Repealed, Sec. 38 ch 116 SLA 1972].
- (f) Incomplete or inaccurate registration forms may not be accepted. A person who submitted an incomplete or inaccurate
registration form may register by reexecuting and resubmitting a registration form in person, by mail, or by facsimile
or other electronic transmission approved by the director under AS 15.07.050
. The requirements of (c) or (d) of this section apply to a registration form resubmitted under this subsection.
- (g) The director shall provide voter registration forms prepared under (b) of this section to voter registration agencies
designated under AS 15.07.055 for distribution to the
- (h) The director shall design the form of the voter's certificate appearing on the envelope that is used for voting an
absentee in-person or questioned ballot so that all information required for registration by AS 15.07.060
(a) may be obtained from a voter who votes an absentee in-person or questioned ballot. If the voter voting an absentee
in-person or questioned ballot has completed all information on the voter registration portion of the absentee
in-person or questioned ballot voter's certificate, the director shall place the name of the voter on the official
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