Highlights from LIVE coverage of results from Alaska Primary Election 2016

    Lori James updated you with the results as they come out last night. Listen below to interview clips and find out just how low voter turnout seems to be this Primary election.

    Here's some highlights of Tuesday night's election coverage:


    A die hard Libratarian was the only party representative to speak up on Problem Corner yesterday, election day, as Lance David filled in for Wade Bryson as host on the call in program...

    That was the only call about the election, perhaps indicitive of the low interest and low voter turnout.

    An election volunteer at the polls in the Valley says just how low for precinct 4 in Juneau ...

    Laurie Wilson, Alaska's Region 1 Election Supervisor, concurs ...

    Alaska's primary voter turnout has varied in previous years. The state's Division of Elections says turnout has ranged from 17 percent in 2000 to nearly 41 percent in 2008.

    News of the North brought you live coverage with interviews and results as they happended last night ...

    Juneau Senator Dennis Egan patiently waited with us for results to come out. Polls closed at 8 but results didn't trickle in until around 9:20 ...

    Egan also commented on what he hopes the new state legislature will do about that budget deficit in the billions ...

    Sen. Egan is not up for reelection this term and Juneau Representative Sam Ktio.is unopposed. Democrat Justin Parish and Cathy Munoz had no competition in yesterday's primary and face off in the General Election in November for House District 34.

    Parrish says there needs to be election reform ...

    and he summed up the low turnout to vote like this ...

    The General Election is Nov. 8th.

    Here's the final report from Lori James giving a rundown of US House and Senate Primary races from last night:

    Lori also says, "Special thanks to Jerry James (yes my hubby and KINY afternoon man) for his awesome pipes on production of reports, writing skills, technical savvy in getting reports on all five Juneau Radio Center Stations for me, making us coffee, and staying in a good mood while I kept him up well past midnight. Couldn't have done it without you Big Daddy!"


    Listen to KINY and other Juneau Radio Center Stations after polls close for live coverage and interviews from this Alaska Primary Election 2016!

    Lori James updates you with the results as they come out! Check back online as stories are added.

    Check here for election results http://www.elections.alaska.gov/results/16PRIM/data/results.htm.

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