Alaska Governor

Employer / Organization


Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Oct 01, 2019 - Jun 01, 2020


The Governor of Alaska is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch, and the highest state office in Alaska. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. A term-limited governor may not be elected again until one complete gubernatorial term has passed following their last term in office. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Alaska State Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment. Many offices, such as that of the attorney general, which are elected offices in most states, are gubernatorial appointments in Alaska. The governor has wide latitude in searching for a nominee but must seek legislative confirmation of those nominees. The governor also appoints the officers of most state boards and commissions and has the power to make recess appointments when the legislature is not in session. The salary for this office is $145,000/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the State of Alaska Division of Elections office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Inquire as to whether the position has a primary election before the general election and other important information. 2) Obtain and complete the required filing papers and submit the required filing papers to the Alaska Division of Elections office. These filing papers include the Filing Notification, Nominating Petition, Subscribers forms and a Financial Disclosure Statement. 3) Submit the required filing papers by June 1st, 2020 (This deadline always falls on June 1st, unless June 1st falls on a weekend, then the filing deadline is the Monday following June 1st). If you have any questions please contact the Alaska Division of Elections office by phone at (866) 952-8683. For more information see: And the Filing for Office Handbook:

Submit application to:
Alaska Division of Elections, Court Plaza Building, Juneau, AK, 99801, US