Methods of Voting

Qualified city voters may select one of the following voting methods:

Early Voting
Early Voting starts 15 days before the Election.

The Early Voting location is City Hall, 300 Chief Eddy Hoffman Highway.

Early voting will be open September 18th through October 2nd. 

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m., with extended hours on Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

What is Early Voting? 

  • Early voting is like voting at your polling place on Election Day. The voting official will look up your name in the voter register and will verify that your registration is active and current.
  • If your registration is active and current, the official will have you sign the voting register. You will then be given a ballot to vote that is dropped into a ballot box after voting.

 

Voting on Election Day
City residents may vote at polling locations on Election Day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m..

Precinct Number 1 – Bethel Regional High School District Office Board Room - 1004 Ron Edwards Memorial Dr, Bethel

Precinct Number 2– Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center - 401 Chief Eddie Hoffman Hwy, Bethel

 

Vote-by-Mail

City residents may apply to receive a ballot by mail by filling out the Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application. The application period is January 1st until ten days prior to Election Day. If voting by mail, the City Clerk's Office will begin mailing out the by-mail ballots 14 days before Election Day. The ballot must be post marked on or before Election Day to qualify and must be received before two days following Election Day. 

 

Vote by Electronic Means

If you would like to vote by email, you may request that a ballot be sent to you via email by completing the Transmit Ballot by Email Application, contact cityclerk@cityofbethel.net or 907-543-1384. All applications to vote by email must be received by the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. seven days before election day. Applications to receive a ballot by email received after this date will be processed as time allows, through October 1, 5:00 p.m.

Note: By using electronic transmission to return your voted ballot, you are voluntarily waiving a portion of your right to a secret ballot and you are voluntarily disclosing personal identifying information. By using electronic transmission to return your voted ballot, the integrity of the data on your voted ballot is not guaranteed and you are assuming the risk that a faulty transmission may occur. Please keep in mind that firewalls in servers often isolate emails and strip attachments that potentially may contain viruses. It will be your responsibility to follow up and confirm that your application and completed ballot were received and were delivered to the City Clerk's Office. 

 

Special Needs Voting 
A voter who cannot vote in person due to age, illness, or disability may vote a special needs ballot. If you or someone you know requires special assistance in voting due to a disability or bilingual need, please contact the Bethel City Clerk’s Office at least 24 hours before the time of casting ballots so that arrangements may be made to assist the voter.

 

Questions on where to vote or your voter registrations status? 

State of Alaska, Region IV Elections, Nome Office 

Phone: (907) 443-5285

Toll-Free: (866) 953-8683 (Within the U.S.)

Fax: (907) 443-2973

Toll Free Fax: (855) 242-2973 (Within the U.S.)

electionsr4@alaska.gov

 

City of Bethel, City Clerk's office

Bethel, AK 99559

907-543-1384

cityclerk@cityofbethel.net