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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 15. Elections
- Chapter 5. Qualification of Voters
- Section 20. Rules For Determining Residence of Voter.
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AS 15.05.020. Rules For Determining Residence of Voter.
For the purpose of determining residence for voting, the place of residence is governed by the following rules:
- (1) A person may not be considered to have gained a residence solely by reason of presence nor may a person lose it solely
by reason of absence while in the civil or military service of this state or of the United States or of absence because
of marriage to a person engaged in the civil or military service of this state or the United States, while a student at
an institution of learning, while in an institution or asylum at public expense, while confined in public prison, while
engaged in the navigation of waters of this state or the United States or of the high seas, while residing upon an
Indian or military reservation, or while residing in the Alaska Pioneers' Home or the Alaska Veterans' Home.
- (2) The residence of a person is that place in which the person's habitation is fixed, and to which, whenever absent, the
person has the intention to return. If a person resides in one place, but does business in another, the former is the
person's place of residence. Temporary work sites do not constitute a dwelling place.
- (3) A change of residence is made only by the act of removal joined with the intent to remain in another place. There can
only be one residence.
- (4) A person does not lose residence if the person leaves home and goes to another country, state, or place in this state
for temporary purposes only and with the intent of returning.
- (5) A person does not gain residence in any place to which the person comes without the present intention to establish a
permanent dwelling at that place.
- (6) A person loses residence in this state if the person votes in another state's election, either in person or by
absentee ballot, and will not be eligible to vote in this state until again qualifying under AS 15.05.010
- (7) The term of residence is computed by including the day on which the person's residence begins and excluding the day of
- (8) The address of a voter as it appears on the official voter registration record is presumptive evidence of the person's
voting residence. This presumption is negated only if the voter notifies the director in writing of a change of voting
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