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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 15. Elections
- Chapter 25. Nomination of Candidates
- Section 60. Preparation and Distribution of Ballots; Appropriate Ballot.
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AS 15.25.060. Preparation and Distribution of Ballots; Appropriate Ballot.
- (a) The primary election ballots shall be prepared and distributed by the director in the manner prescribed in this
section. The director shall prepare and provide a primary election ballot for each political party that contains all of
the candidates of that party for elective state executive and state and national legislative offices and all of the
ballot titles and propositions required to appear on the ballot at the primary election. The director shall print the
ballots on white paper and place the names of all candidates who have properly filed in groups according to offices.
The order of the placement of the names for each office shall be as provided for the general election ballot. Blank
spaces may not be provided on the ballot for the writing or pasting in of names. The director shall also prepare and
print a separate primary election ballot including only the ballot titles and propositions required to appear on the
- (b) A voter may vote only one primary election ballot. A voter may vote a political party ballot only if the voter is
registered as affiliated with that party, is allowed to participate in the party primary under the party's bylaws, or
is registered as nonpartisan or undeclared rather than as affiliated with a particular political party and the party's
bylaws do not restrict participation by nonpartisan or undeclared voters in the party's primary. For the purpose of
determining which primary election ballot a voter may use, a voter's party affiliation is considered to be the
affiliation registered with the director as of the 30th day before the primary election. If a voter changes party
affiliation within the 30 days before the primary election, the voter's previous party affiliation shall be used for
the determination under this subsection.
- (c) If a voter is not voting in person and has requested an absentee ballot or special needs ballot but has not
indicated a choice of ballot, the director shall provide the voter with the ballot listing the candidates of the political party or
group with which the voter is affiliated, as determined under (b) of this section.
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