Tuesday’s mock elections weren’t meant for students just to play or pretend. Students spent time researching the candidates on various websites and by perusing different campaign commercials.
Problems with voting machines in Southeast mean final election results for House districts 35 and 36 won’t be known for a while. Machines in Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Sitka, Kake, Haines, Hydaburg and Metlakatla experienced issues.
Independent candidate Don Etheridge conceded the race for Senate District Q to Democratic opponent Jesse Kiehl late Tuesday night.
Story succeeds Democratic Rep. Justin Parish for a two-year term in the Alaska state House of Representatives.
The next state House District 33 representative will be Democrat Sara Hannan, who replaces outgoing Rep. Sam Kito III.
Alaska’s lone member of the U.S. House Representatives, Don Young, won his re-election campaign over Democrat Alyse Galvin late Tuesday night.
Following months of intense debate and millions of dollars in campaign spending, Alaska voters defeated Ballot Measure 1 by a wide margin.
Republican Mike Dunleavy has defeated Democrat Mark Begich in the Alaska governor’s race. Begich conceded Wednesday morning.
An ad targeting Democrat Jesse Kiehl, who is Jewish, arrived in Juneau mailboxes days after a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and quickly set off a flurry of posts on social media.
Absentee voting is available in Alaska through Monday, Nov. 5, but not all registered voters can cast their ballot. Blind and visually impaired voters in need of special machines will have to wait until election day — and that doesn’t sit well with one married couple in Sitka.