Results will update automatically with data from the Alaska Division of Elections.
Live coverage of the ranked choice vote count will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Alaska Division of Elections officials say they have a solid system of checks and balances in place that have long proved that state elections are fair, honest and secure. But misinformation, skepticism and hostility around election integrity are taking their toll on Alaska election workers.
Observers found what appeared to be continued violations of federal law, including a polling place without bilingual language workers and election officials who lacked training in assisting voters who speak languages other than English.
The first absentee ballots for the Nov. 8 general election have already been sent, and the design of the return envelope includes a box for only one stamp, but fine print in the absentee ballot instructions says to attach 84 cents’ worth of postage.
The Alaska Constitution’s ‘disloyalty clause’ will be tested in a Dec. 12 trial.
When preliminary results are announced at 4 p.m. Wednesday, it will reveal the likely winner.
Most ballots went uncounted because of problems with information on the envelope, incorrect identifiers or a lack of a witness signature.
The ultimate result of the special election won’t be clear until Aug. 31.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has a narrow lead over Kelly Tshibaka. Gov. Mike Dunleavy leads his next closest challenger by over 20%.