The primary election is August 18: here's where to vote in Bristol Bay

Aug 13, 2020

There are only a couple of days left for early or absentee voting. Here's where to vote in person, and how to vote online or by mail in the August 18 primary. 

A "Cucuklillruunga! I voted!" sticker on a map of the Bristol Bay region. August 13, 2020.
Credit Izzy Ross/KDLG

Communities across Bristol Bay have polling places open for in-person early or absentee voting, as well as voting on the August 18 primary. But not all places have in-person voting for both early voters and those going to the polls on the primary. Some communities offer in-person voting only for early or absentee voters. Others just have in-person voting on the August 18 primary election. 

People can vote by mail for any reason. (Mail applications for the primary election had to be submitted by August 8.) Alaska is also offering a new online application to receive a ballot by email, which must be submitted online by August 17. Online ballots must be printed out and mailed in -- they have to be postmarked by August 18. Faxed ballots must be received by August 18.

Safety measures will be in place at polling places to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The polling places will follow all CDC recommendations and state health mandates. Poll workers will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment, such as face shields, masks, and gloves. Election officials will also be required to disinfect all areas throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be available for voters to use, and the state is encouraging voters to wear masks. 

The final day for early or in-person voting is Monday, August 17. In-person voting is on primary day, Tuesday, August 18.

Here are Bristol Bay communities with early-voting sites, in-person election day voting, or both, as listed by the Alaska Division of Elections.  If your community has an update on in-person primary voting, let us know by emailing isabelle@kdlg.org or calling 907-842-2200.

Dillingham Census Area

Dillingham – in-person early/absentee and primary day voting

Location: Dillingham City Hall

Early/absentee voting hours: By appointment only, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Call to make an appointment at 907-842-5212. 

Election day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Aleknagik – primary day voting

Location: Aleknagik City Hall 

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Clark's Point  primary day voting

Location: Clark's Point Village Council Office     

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Ekwok – in-person early/absentee and election day voting

Location: Ekwok City Hall     

Early/absentee voting hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Koliganek – in-person early/absentee and primary day voting

Location: Koliganek Village Council Building     

Early/absentee voting hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Manokotak – primary day voting

The election official originally scheduled to run the polls on primary day has opted out, so Manokotak is still working to find workers for the poll.

Location: Manokotak City Office

Election day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Alaska is also offering a new online application to receive a ballot by email, which must be submitted online by August 17. Online ballots must be printed out and mailed in -- they have to be postmarked by August 18. Faxed ballots must be received by August 18.

New Stuyahok – primary day voting

Location: New Stuyahok City Hall

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Togiak – in-person early/absentee and primary day voting

Location: Togiak City Office     

Early/absentee voting hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Twin Hills – in-person early/absentee

Location: Twin Hills Village Council Building     

Early/absentee voting hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bristol Bay Borough

Naknek – in-person early/absentee and primary day voting

Location: Borough Building Assembly Room     

Early/absentee voting hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

King Salmon – primary day voting

Location: King Salmon Village Council Building

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

South Naknek – primary day voting

Location: South Naknek Community Hall

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Lake and Peninsula Borough

Chignik Bay – in-person early/absentee and primary day voting

Location: Chignik Community Hall     

Early/absentee voting hours: 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Chignik Lake – in-person early/absentee voting

Location: Chignik Lake Council Building     

Early/absentee voting hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Egegik – primary day voting

Location: Egegik City Hall

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Igiugig – in-person early/absentee voting

Location: Igiugig Village Council Building   

Early/absentee voting hours: By appointment only 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Call to make an appointment at 907-533-3260.

Levelock – primary day voting

Location: Levelock Rec Hall/Rainbow Hall 

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Newhalen – primary day voting

Location: Newhalen Community Hall

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Kokhanok – primary day voting

Location: Kokhanok Community Hall

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Nondalton – in-person early/absentee and primary day voting

Location: Nondalton Community Hall   

Early/absentee voting hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Pedro Bay – in-person early/absentee and primary voting

Location: Pedro Bay Village Council Building   

Early/absentee voting hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Primary day polling hours: 7 a.m – 8 p.m.

Perryville – in-person early/absentee voting

Location: Native Village of Perryville Building     

Early/absentee voting hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pilot Point – in-person early/absentee voting

Location: Pilot Point City Hall     

Early/absentee voting hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Port Alsworth – in-person early/absentee voting

Location: Corrine Olsen Resident   

Early/absentee voting hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Contact the author at isabelle@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200.