Problems with Primary Election show need for instruction

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - Problems with voting at Tuesday's Primary Election point to the need for better volunteer instruction.

    Problems with voting at Tuesday's Primary Election point to the need for better volunteer instruction.

    Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallot tells the Alaska Dispatch the Division of Elections will review the problems reported at some rural Alaska precincts.

    In the northwest village of Shugnak, voters were handed both the republican and open ballots, when they should've chosen only one. in two precincts in Barrow, republican voters were erroneously told they had to fill out forms for a question ballot when they wanted to vote in the democratic primary.

    The latter mistake could make a difference in house district 40, where representative Bennie Nageak trails Dean Westlake by 5 votes, with the winner unopposed in the General Election.

    The results are scheduled to be certified September 2nd.

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