Alaska - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State



  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: open
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: mixed
  • Democratic Presidential primary: open
  • Republican Presidential primary: closed


Primary Type Definitions



  • Optional party affiliation. Voters are given the option to affiliate or not to affiliate with a political party on the registration form.
  • 57% of Alaska voters are registered unaffiliated, undeclared or independent.


Details of state and local primary elections:

  • The Republican Party allows registered Republicans, nonpartisan, and undeclared voters to participate in their primary.
  • The Alaskan Democratic Party, the Alaskan Independence Party, and the Alaska Libertarian Party allow any registered voter to participate in their primary.