Election Central

  • Alaska officials hope to avoid confusion over voting

    Alaska officials hope to avoid confusion over voting

    Officials with the state and with Alaska's largest city hope to avoid any confusion about voting in this year's primary and general elections.
    Officials with the state and with Alaska's largest city hope to avoid any confusion about voting in this year's primary and general elections.
  • City prepares for special election to fill assembly seat

    City prepares for special election to fill assembly seat

    The city will start mailing ballots for the special election to fill a vacant assembly seat on July 17.
    Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones said the election will be much like the one the city held in April but on a much smaller scale.
    The city will start mailing ballots for the special election to fill a vacant assembly seat on July 17.
    Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones said the election will be much like the one the city held in April but on a much smaller scale.
  • City special election scheduled for August 7

    City Special election scheduled for August 7

    After Anchorage Assembly member Tim Steele announced last week that he's stepping down for personal health reasons; the assembly has established a timeline in which the vacancy will be filled.
    After Anchorage Assembly member Tim Steele announced last week that he's stepping down for personal health reasons; the assembly has established a timeline in which the vacancy will be filled.
  • Naknek governor’s debate tests rural knowledge

    Naknek governor’s debate tests rural knowledge

    At a forum in Naknek on Saturday, hosted by the Bristol Bay Fish Expo, the gubernatorial debate was devoted entirely to rural issues that included Pebble Mine, commercial fishing, land development, tribal management and even honey buckets.
    At a forum in Naknek on Saturday, hosted by the Bristol Bay Fish Expo, the gubernatorial debate was devoted entirely to rural issues that included Pebble Mine, commercial fishing, land development, tribal management and even honey buckets.
  • Mead Treadwell confirms gubernatorial run

    Mead Treadwell launches gubernatorial website

    Despite accidentally launching his gubernatorial campaign website early, former Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell has finally confirmed that will make a run for the governor’s office this year.
    Despite accidentally launching his gubernatorial campaign website early, former Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell has finally confirmed that will make a run for the governor’s office this year.
  • Mark Begich jumps into governor's race

    Mark Begich jumps into governor's race

    Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich is running for the governor's seat in the 2018 election.
    Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich is running for the governor's seat in the 2018 election.
  • Walker’s campaign walks back bid for Democratic Primary

    Walker’s campaign walks back bid for Democratic Primary

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (Credit: File/KTVA)Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (Credit: File/KTVA)
    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (Credit: File/KTVA)Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (Credit: File/KTVA)
    After stating Tuesday that Gov. Bill Walker would be filing in the Democratic party’s open primary election in August, Walker’s campaign announced Wednesday that Walker’s plans now hinge on whether former U.S. Senator Mark Begich makes a bid for the seat.
    After stating Tuesday that Gov. Bill Walker would be filing in the Democratic party’s open primary election in August, Walker’s campaign announced Wednesday that Walker’s plans now hinge on whether former U.S. Senator Mark Begich makes a bid for the seat.
  • Stakes high for Walker in Democratic primary

    Stakes high for Walker in Democratic primary

    After stating Tuesday that Gov. Bill Walker would be filing in the Democratic party’s open primary election in August, Walker’s campaign says that Walker’s plans now hinge on whether former U.S. Senator Mark Begich makes a bid for the seat.
    After stating Tuesday that Gov. Bill Walker would be filing in the Democratic party’s open primary election in August, Walker’s campaign says that Walker’s plans now hinge on whether former U.S. Senator Mark Begich makes a bid for the seat.
  • State in the market for new election system

    State in the market for new election system

    Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)
    Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)
    The State of Alaska is looking to replace its election equipment that is 20-years-old.
    The State of Alaska is looking to replace its election equipment that is 20-years-old.
  • Fair Anchorage declares Prop 1 defeated

    Election Central 2018: Returns are coming in

    Mayoral candidate Rebecca Logan announced on Facebook she conceded to Incumbent Ethan Berkowitz Thursday night.
    Mayoral candidate Rebecca Logan announced on Facebook she conceded to Incumbent Ethan Berkowitz Thursday night.
  • Lunch with Logan and Berkowitz

    Lunch with Logan and Berkowitz

    KTVA's Liz Raines sits down with incumbent Ethan Berkowitz and challenger Rebecca Logan to discuss five key issues in the Anchorage mayoral race.
    KTVA's Liz Raines sits down with incumbent Ethan Berkowitz and challenger Rebecca Logan to discuss five key issues in the Anchorage mayoral race.
  • Muni vote-by-mail election sets turnout record

    Muni vote-by-mail election sets turnout record

    Anchorage election workers process ballots at the muni's Ship Creek elections center on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (From MOA)Anchorage election workers process ballots at the muni's Ship Creek elections center on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (From MOA)
    Anchorage election workers process ballots at the muni's Ship Creek elections center on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (From MOA)Anchorage election workers process ballots at the muni's Ship Creek elections center on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. (From MOA)
    Anchorage elections officials say this year's vote-by-mail election, the muni's first, now represents the highest-ever turnout in local history.
    Anchorage elections officials say this year's vote-by-mail election, the muni's first, now represents the highest-ever turnout in local history.
  • Former polling precinct prepped before election day

    Former polling precinct prepped before election day

    As voters are filing into the election centers Tuesday for the last day of voting, Muni clerks say it is going pretty smoothly so far.
    As voters are filing into the election centers Tuesday for the last day of voting, Muni clerks say it is going pretty smoothly so far.
  • More than 60,000 ballots returned in Anchorage elections

    More than 60,000 ballots returned in Anchorage elections

    Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)
    Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)
    Nearly a third of Anchorage’s registered voters have cast ballots in the city’s first vote-by-mail election as of Tuesday afternoon, with about six hours to go before in-person polls close. About 63,000 ballots have been received by Municipal
    Nearly a third of Anchorage’s registered voters have cast ballots in the city’s first vote-by-mail election as of Tuesday afternoon, with about six hours to go before in-person polls close. About 63,000 ballots have been received by Municipal
  • Ballots pour into Municipal Election Center

    Ballots pour into Municipal Election Center

    Municipal elections officials said they expected to have more than 50,000 ballots cast in the city's first vote-by-mail election by the end of the day on Monday. But, the number of ballots that have been mailed out and not returned is twice as high.
    Municipal elections officials said they expected to have more than 50,000 ballots cast in the city's first vote-by-mail election by the end of the day on Monday. But, the number of ballots that have been mailed out and not returned is twice as high.
  • Muni vote-by-mail election lets public know whether you’ve voted

    Muni vote-by-mail election lets public know whether you’ve voted

    Anchorage election workers review votes cast during 2018's vote-by-mail municipal elections. (File/KTVA)Anchorage election workers review votes cast during 2018's vote-by-mail municipal elections. (File/KTVA)
    Anchorage election workers review votes cast during 2018's vote-by-mail municipal elections. (File/KTVA)Anchorage election workers review votes cast during 2018's vote-by-mail municipal elections. (File/KTVA)
    The Municipality of Anchorage's new vote-by-mail system is changing how campaigns run, and what people can find out about your vote.
    The Municipality of Anchorage's new vote-by-mail system is changing how campaigns run, and what people can find out about your vote.
  • Anchorage Election Center details how votes are kept secure

    Anchorage Election Center details how votes are kept secure.

    Municipal election officials say numerous safeguards are in place to keep votes secret, safe and secure in the first vote by mail election.
    Municipal election officials say numerous safeguards are in place to keep votes secret, safe and secure in the first vote by mail election.
  • C.J. Gillis’ truth: Born a girl but really a boy

    C.J. Gillis’ truth: Born a girl but really a boy

    John and Cathy Gillis never dreamed their daughter would one day tell them she was really a boy. And they haven’t talked about it much until Proposition 1 came about.
    John and Cathy Gillis never dreamed their daughter would one day tell them she was really a boy. And they haven’t talked about it much until Proposition 1 came about.
  • Anchorage voting centers now open

    Anchorage voting centers now open

    The Anchorage vote-by-mail election is happening right now, but if you were looking forward to stepping into a voting booth this spring, you can still do that, too.
    The Anchorage vote-by-mail election is happening right now, but if you were looking forward to stepping into a voting booth this spring, you can still do that, too.
  • Anchorage now votes by mail: Here's why

    Anchorage now votes by mail: Here's why

    Anchorage is in the middle of its first-ever vote by mail election -- the implementation of a system the Anchorage Assembly voted to explore in 2015.
    Anchorage is in the middle of its first-ever vote by mail election -- the implementation of a system the Anchorage Assembly voted to explore in 2015.
  • KTVA hosts live Vote-by-Mail Q&A on Facebook

    KTVA hosts live Anchorage election Q&A on Facebook

    Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)
    Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)Municipal ballot packets from Anchorage's first-ever vote-by-mail election in 2018. (Ken Kulovany/KTVA)
    Learn everything you need to know before you vote this April 3.
    Learn everything you need to know before you vote this April 3.

  • Election workers get 18,000 ballots back as 'undeliverable'

    Election workers get 18,000 ballots back as "undeliverable"

    Anchorage ballots for its first vote-by-mail election began to arrive on the week of Friday, March 16, 2018. (File/KTVA)Anchorage ballots for its first vote-by-mail election began to arrive on the week of Friday, March 16, 2018. (File/KTVA)
    Anchorage ballots for its first vote-by-mail election began to arrive on the week of Friday, March 16, 2018. (File/KTVA)Anchorage ballots for its first vote-by-mail election began to arrive on the week of Friday, March 16, 2018. (File/KTVA)
    Anchorage election workers are getting thousands of ballots back that were mailed to wrong addresses.
    They're encouraging voters who haven't received theirs' in the mail to call the voter hotline at 243-VOTE.
    Anchorage election workers are getting thousands of ballots back that were mailed to wrong addresses.
    They're encouraging voters who haven't received theirs' in the mail to call the voter hotline at 243-VOTE.
  • Reality Check: Will voting by mail deliver for Anchorage?

    Reality Check: Will voting by mail deliver for Anchorage?

    Today is election day in Anchorage. So is tomorrow, and every day until April 3. That sounds a little strange to us, but if you’re a registered voter in the municipality you will soon receive your ballot in the mail-- if you haven’t already.
    Today is election day in Anchorage. So is tomorrow, and every day until April 3. That sounds a little strange to us, but if you’re a registered voter in the municipality you will soon receive your ballot in the mail-- if you haven’t already.
  • Anchorage Ballots hit local mailboxes; some people get more than 1

    Anchorage Ballots hit local mailboxes, some people get more than one

    Many Anchorage residents received their ballots in the mail on Thursday. A few reported getting more than one.
    Many Anchorage residents received their ballots in the mail on Thursday. A few reported getting more than one.
  • Vote-by-mail election begins

    Vote by Mail election begins

    Anchorage's first vote by mail election is underway.
    Workers put nearly 200 thousand ballots in the mail Tuesday morning for the April 3rd municipal election.
    Anchorage's first vote by mail election is underway.
    Workers put nearly 200 thousand ballots in the mail Tuesday morning for the April 3rd municipal election.
  • Fairview fears future as homeless hub after ML&P sale

    Fairview Community Council worries Prop 10 would turn them into homeless hub

    Fairview residents are worried that if Proposition 10 authorizing the sale of Municipal Light & Power passes in the April election, their neighborhood will be taken over by the homeless.
    Fairview residents are worried that if Proposition 10 authorizing the sale of Municipal Light & Power passes in the April election, their neighborhood will be taken over by the homeless.
  • Anchorage business group forms to oppose ‘bathroom bill’

    Anchorage business group forms to oppose ‘bathroom bill’

    The group Fair Anchorage No on Prop 1 announced Anchorage business leaders' opposition to the "bathroom bill" going before Anchorage voters. (Rachel McPherron/KTVA)The group Fair Anchorage No on Prop 1 announced Anchorage business leaders' opposition to the "bathroom bill" going before Anchorage voters. (Rachel McPherron/KTVA)
    The group Fair Anchorage No on Prop 1 announced Anchorage business leaders' opposition to the "bathroom bill" going before Anchorage voters. (Rachel McPherron/KTVA)The group Fair Anchorage No on Prop 1 announced Anchorage business leaders' opposition to the "bathroom bill" going before Anchorage voters. (Rachel McPherron/KTVA)
    Fair Anchorage No on Prop 1 is asking people to vote against the measure on Anchorage’s mailed ballots in the April 3 election.
    Fair Anchorage No on Prop 1 is asking people to vote against the measure on Anchorage’s mailed ballots in the April 3 election.
  • City getting set to mail out ballots

    City getting set to mail out ballots

    Ballots for Anchorage's first ever mail in election will go out in the mail Tuesday, March 13nth. Voters have until April 3rd to get them back.
    Ballots for Anchorage's first ever mail in election will go out in the mail Tuesday, March 13nth. Voters have until April 3rd to get them back.
  • Voters question $1B deal to sell ML&P on April ballot

    Voters question $1B deal to sell ML&P on April ballot

    Municipality of Anchorage officials and the CEO of Chugach Electric went before the public Monday to defend Chugach's proposed purchase of Municipal Light & Power, which voters will approve in next month's election.
    Municipality of Anchorage officials and the CEO of Chugach Electric went before the public Monday to defend Chugach's proposed purchase of Municipal Light & Power, which voters will approve in next month's election.
  • Assembly puts potential ML&P sale before voters

    Assembly puts potential ML&P sale before voters

    Anchorage Assembly members hear public testimony before sending a proposed sale of Municipal Light & Power before voters on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Kevin Kelleher/KTVA)Anchorage Assembly members hear public testimony before sending a proposed sale of Municipal Light & Power before voters on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Kevin Kelleher/KTVA)
    The Anchorage Assembly stayed in session late into Tuesday night before voting to put a potential sale of city-owned Municipal Light & Power to Chugach Electric before local voters this spring.
    The Anchorage Assembly stayed in session late into Tuesday night before voting to put a potential sale of city-owned Municipal Light & Power to Chugach Electric before local voters this spring.
  • Berkowitz, Logan file to run for Anchorage mayor

    Berkowitz, Logan file to run for Anchorage mayor

    Anchorage’s current mayor has filed for a second term Friday, as a challenger seeking to unseat him also submitted her paperwork.
    Anchorage’s current mayor has filed for a second term Friday, as a challenger seeking to unseat him also submitted her paperwork.
  • Anchorage vote-by-mail gear gets early test

    Anchorage vote-by-mail gear gets early test

    Anchorage election workers tested new vote-by-mail equipment for the city's spring 2018 elections on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (File/KTVA)Anchorage election workers tested new vote-by-mail equipment for the city's spring 2018 elections on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (File/KTVA)
    Municipality of Anchorage officials are preparing the city's new vote-by-mail system for its first actual use next spring.
    Municipality of Anchorage officials are preparing the city's new vote-by-mail system for its first actual use next spring.
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