Early voting open in advance of August 16th primary election

    The primary election is two weeks away, but Alaskans can vote early as of today, Monday.

    The primary election is two weeks away, but Alaskans can vote early as of today, Monday.
    Early voting has opened in advance of the August 16th primary election.
    Polls are open at the regional election offices in Anchorage, Wasilla, Fairbanks, Nome, and Juneau, as well as Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage City Hall, and the Mat-Su Borough Building in Palmer.
    Eleven incumbents are running unopposed, seven democrats in the house, Nikiski Representative Mike Chenault, and Senators Gary Stevens, Bert Stedman, and Donny Olson also have no opponents listed.
    Winners of the August primary will be unopposed in the general election in Bethel and the North Slope, where Representatives Bob Herron and Bennie Nageak, democrats who serve with the republican-led majority, have drawn challengers. Also, only republicans have filed to run in Eagle River, Homer, and both of Palmer's house seats.

    Absentee ballots for the Primary Election will be available August 1st.  You can also get a ballot by mail or electronically. If you can’t go to the polls due to age, illness or disability, ask a friend to get a special needs ballot for you. For more information, call Division of Elections or go to www.elections.alaska.gov.

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