In Alaska’s first ranked-choice election, the leader on election night may not be the ultimate winner.
More than 200 candidates are running for state and federal offices.
Matherly says the newly reconfigured Senate District P helped him decide to run.
The ad appeared on Facebook last week, encouraging University of Alaska students worried about UA’s future to complete their degrees online — from a New York university.
Alaskans are approaching their legislators in person. They’re holding rallies and sleepovers. And they’re barraging lawmakers with phone calls, text messages and emails by the hundreds.
Gov. Michael Dunleavy has proposed pulling back $3 million in unspent money for the Village Public Safety Officer program. Some Alaska lawmakers expressed dismay at the proposed cuts.
Overseas votes that were mailed by Election Day must arrive by Nov. 21, when the final count will happen.
If Kathryn Dodge wins her race, the Alaska House could be split 20-20 with members of a mostly Democratic caucus and a Republican caucus.
Alaska House members and senators are holding meetings this week to organize new caucuses leading each chamber. But it won’t necessarily be smooth sailing even if the Alaska Capitol ends up under one-party control, according to interviews with members.
Alaska Republicans sounded confident Tuesday that preliminary election results will put them back in control of the state House after a two-year stint in the minority.