Elections division to make one more push for eligible, unregistered voters

The Alaska Division of Elections is planning on contacting unregistered, but potentially eligible, voters in Alaska to encourage more registration before the October 9 deadline.

The Division of Elections recently became a member of Electronic Registration Information Center or ERIC.

Following this new partnership, unregistered Alaskans who are likely eligible to vote will soon receive a postcard in the mail with instructions on how to register before the October 9 deadline.

The postcard will also give information on how to update voter registration online.

Josie Bahnke is the director of the Alaska Division of Elections.

“ERIC allows for the timely removal of voters registering in another member state, increases voter registration, and ensures accurate voter registration rolls are maintained,” Bahnke said.

This effort was paid for, in part, by a grant from Pew Charitable Trust, and is a part of National Voter Registration Day.

The general election will take place on Tuesday, November 8.

Charles Enoch is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

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