Saturday, February 25, 2012

How To Participate In The Alaska Republican Presidential Preference Poll On March 6th, 2012

Update March 7th: Results of Alaska Presidential Preference Poll discussed in this updated post.

Super Tuesday occurs on March 6th, 2012. This is when the largest bloc of states, ten altogether, holds their presidential primaries, caucuses, and other similar forms of voter expression. And on this date, the Alaska Republican Party will be holding its Presidential Preference Poll. This is further described in the Alaska Republican Party 2012 Convention Process.

Four candidates will appear on the ballot, certified in the following order: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum. All registered Alaska Republicans are invited to cast their vote for their preferred candidate between 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on March 6th at various designated locations. The Presidential Preference Poll vote binds the 24 Alaskan National Convention Delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL from August 27-30.

How To Vote: Note that the normal election polling stations are not used; a list of special polling stations is available HERE. However, these polling stations are based upon the new House Districts determined through the re-districting process.

-- First, determine within which House District you now live, either by consulting the Proclamation Maps, or by visiting and typing in your home address.

-- Second, consult the list of designated polling stations and visit the station that correlates with your new House District. Update: Note that the Abbott Loop Community Church is no longer available as a polling station; those who were going there are now switched to Grace Christian School.

-- Third, visit your designated polling station between 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. on March 6th and cast your vote. You must be a registered Republican to vote; you will be permitted to register as a Republican on the spot. Bring some form of official photo ID.


  1. Are you sure that "undeclared" voters are able to register same day?

    Thanks for explaining this. A better explanation from the party's website would have been helpful.

    1. According to Mitt Romney's campaign site, someone who's not Republican can show up, register as a Republican on the spot, and vote in the poll. Why the Alaska Republican Party website does not include this tidbit is beyond me.

      I'm willing to trust the info on Mitt Romney's site as accurate. Thanks for asking this question in the first place.