First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is announcing a special opportunity for our youth, aged 17 and younger to learn about the importance of civic engagement! This Youth Voting Challenge is an opportunity to creatively encourage eligible voters in your community to vote in the general election on or before 8 pm AST, November 8, 2022.
First Alaskans Institute is a statewide Alaska Native non-profit organization. Our interests include overcoming the historic and current barriers that prevent our community members from participating in the voting process. To this end, we invest in educating about the voting history of Alaska Natives and other peoples of color to improve relations and opportunities to practice our civil rights.
This statewide challenge seeks to:
What you need to know:
Interested parties must submit a letter of interest. There are two options for submitting. LOIs can be completed and received by First Alaskans Institute via email at [email protected] or they can be completed online through Survey Monkey and submitted no later than 8 pm Alaska Standard Time on November 8th (Election Day). LOI’s cannot be longer than 3 pages in length with 1-inch margins, 11-point font, and single or double spaced.
Provide brief responses to the following questions:
FAI will wait until the Alaska Division of Elections certifies the 2022 general election results, tentatively scheduled for November 29, 2022, before determining the participating district with the highest percentage increase of voter turnout compared to the 2018 general election.
The school or youth group with an approved application that:
FAI will then announce the winners on our website and all applicants will be emailed and/or called.
Note: FAI will need to wait to announce winners until after the General Election has been certified by the Alaska Division of Elections which is tentatively scheduled for November 29, 2022. The winners of this challenge will not be selected until after this date.
The goal of the Alaska Youth Voting Challenge is to increase voter turnout in Alaska. By submitting this application, you swear and affirm that your efforts will be focused on increased voter participation in your selected district(s), but will not, in any way, reward an individual voter for their vote.
This program does not violate federal or state law.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or 907-677-1700.
Good luck! Let’s Get Out The Vote, Alaska!