Telephone town hall answers your voting questions, July 22
July 1, 2020
What are the options for voting safely during this coronavirus pandemic? Join AARP Alaska for a telephone town hall with Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer and Director of Elections Gail Fenumiai to ask your questions about the upcoming election.
What: A telephone town hall on voting safely, hosted by AARP Alaska
When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22
Who: Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer and Director of Elections Gail Fenumiai
How to participate: Call 855-286-0294 toll-free a few minutes before 10:30, or register to be called at http://www.vekeo.com/AARPAlaska.
You can also listen live or later on http://www.facebook.com/AARPAK.
Learn more at http://www.aarp.org/ak.
Here are some options to safely avoid crowds while voting:
Absentee ballots: Any Alaskan for any or no reason can request an absentee ballot and mail it (postmarked no later than election day) or drop it off at designated sites. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 10 days before the election. The state will mail absentee ballot applications to all Alaskans age 65 and older.
Early Voting: Alaskans can also vote in-person 15 days prior to election day in select communities.
Alaska has a history of close elections, so it is important to vote!