JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - The ballots for the upcoming general election, to be held on November 6, were certified to begin printing by division officials Wednesday.
The division approved the finalized ballots after the primary election results were certified, according to a Division of Elections release.
The design was simplified in a uniform style, containing candidate names and political affiliations, as well as the nomination process used by the candidate to get on the ballot.
State director Josie Bahnke said in a statement that the ballot needs to be "clear, simple and fair as possible" for voters to be informed when making their decision in November. A link to sample ballots was also provided in the division's news release.
“We’re committed to making the process as easy to understand as we can,” Bahnke said.
The deadline to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 7. DOE said it encourages all eligible Alaska voters to register. Voters planning to receive a ballot in the mail must apply for a by-mail absentee ballot by October 27.