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Alaska Public Offices Commission

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Frequently Asked Questions

For questions regarding how to file electronically, please see the training section for videos, Insight FAQs, and instructions. We have categorized questions usually received into several categories. Please pick the overall subject that best fits your question.

  1. Who is APOC?
  2. General Campaign questions
  3. Group Questions
  4. "Paid for by" Identifiers - Group Questions
  5. Candidate questions
  6. "Paid for by" Identifiers - Candidate Questions
  7. What are the Alaska Campaign Contribution Limits?
  8. Independent Expenditure Activity
  9. Lobbying
  10. Municipalities and Public Funds
  11. Fines and Complaints

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Contact Information

If you can’t find the information you need on our website, please write, call or email us.

Alaska Public Offices Commission: Office Hours of Operation: 8am to 5pm (Alaskan time)


2221 E. Northern Lights, Room 128
Anchorage, AK 99508-4149
Phone: (907) 276-4176
Toll-Free: 1-800-478-4176
Fax: (907) 276-7018
General Email:
Filer Reports:


240 Main St. #500
PO Box 110222
Juneau, AK 99811
Phone: (907) 465-4864 
Toll-Free: 1-866-465-4864
Fax: (907) 465-4832
Juneau Group eMail


Offices and Staff

Advisory Opinions

Under AS 15.13.374 an individual or group may submit a request in writing to the Commission asking for a formal letter of advice regarding the propriety of specific activities under the law. A request for an advisory opinion must be in writing or contained in a message submitted by electronic mail; must describe a specific transaction or activity that the requesting person is presently engaged in or intends to undertake in the future; must include a description of all relevant facts, including the identity of the person requesting the advisory opinion; and, may not concern a hypothetical situation or the activity of a third party.

Within seven days after receiving a request satisfying the requirements of (b) of this section, the executive director of the commission shall recommend a draft advisory opinion for the commission to consider at its next meeting. The approval of a draft advisory opinion requires the affirmative vote of four members of the commission. A draft advisory opinion failing to receive four affirmative votes of the members of the commission is disapproved. For more information please see AS 15.13.374. To see previous advisory opinions, please see our website.