Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Regardless of party or office, Alaska candidates are targeting trawling

BY: - August 10, 2022

Republicans, Democrats and independents seeking a variety of elected offices across Alaska appear united by a desire to restrict deep-sea trawling. In candidate questionnaires submitted to the Alaska Beacon, candidates for statewide and legislative races — regardless of party — say the restrictions are the best way to improve salmon returns on the Yukon and […]

Alaska conservatives launch group to encourage ‘yes’ vote on constitutional convention

BY: - August 9, 2022

A group of conservative Alaskans, headed by a leading member of the Alaska Republican Party, has formed a new campaign organization intended to encourage Alaskans to call a constitutional convention and allow sweeping changes in the way Alaska runs its government, sets its budget and regulates the lives of its residents. Jim Minnery, president of […]

Sarah Palin speaks and Mary Peltola listens at a March 12 forum of candidates for the U.S. House seat left vacant by the death of Don Young. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Here’s where Alaska’s U.S. House candidates stand on access to abortion

BY: - August 8, 2022

With less than two weeks to go before Alaska’s Aug. 16 election, the three candidates seeking to temporarily replace Congressman Don Young in Alaska’s U.S. House seat have made clear their positions on abortion. In campaign events, conversations with reporters and at public forums, Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich say they support the recent […]

COMMENTARY

What the Alaska primary election results will tell us

BY: - August 4, 2022

On Aug. 16, 2022, Alaska voters head to the polls to cast votes in two key elections. The first is the regular primary, which determines which candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Alaska governor and some legislative races will move on to the general election in November. The second is the special general, which will […]

A Q&A with Alaska’s state House candidates ahead of the 2022 primary election

BY: - August 3, 2022

In this year’s Alaska legislative elections, 99 candidates are competing for all 40 seats in the state House of Representatives. The elections will decide control of the state House, and with it, prospects for conservative and progressive legislation on all subjects. In the Aug. 16 primary election, each voter will pick one candidate for their […]

A Q&A with Alaska’s state Senate candidates ahead of the 2022 primary election

BY: - August 2, 2022

In this year’s Alaska legislative elections, 48 candidates are competing for 19 of 20 seats in the state Senate. Because of redistricting, the state Senate seat covering the North Slope, Northwest Arctic Borough and the Seward Peninsula is the only seat not on this year’s ballot. In the Aug. 16 primary election, each voter will […]

Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, speaks on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives on Monday, May 2, 2022 at the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau. (James Brooks / Alaska Beacon)

Alaska legislator, member of Oath Keepers, faces lawsuit challenging his eligibility for office

BY: - August 2, 2022

A former member of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly is challenging the eligibility of Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, for state office. Randall Kowalke, aided by the civil rights law firm Northern Justice Project, filed suit in Anchorage Superior Court on Friday, saying in a legal complaint that Eastman’s membership in the Oath Keepers militia violates the […]

The U.S. Capitol building.

Q&As with Alaska’s 2022 U.S. Senate candidates

BY: - August 1, 2022

Nineteen candidates are running for U.S. Senate in Alaska’s Aug. 16 primary election. On this year’s ballot, primary voters will be asked to pick incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski or one of 18 challengers seeking to replace her. The results will be counted through Aug. 31, and the four candidates who have the most votes will […]

Q&As with Alaska’s 2022 governor candidates

BY: - August 1, 2022

Ten candidates are running for governor in Alaska’s Aug. 16 primary election. On this year’s ballot, voters will be asked to pick one of those candidates, each of whom is paired with a lieutenant governor candidate. The results will be counted through Aug. 31, and the four candidates who have the most votes will advance […]

Q&As with Alaska’s 2022 U.S. House candidates

BY: - August 1, 2022

Twenty-two candidates are running for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the Aug. 16 primary election. Three of those 22 are also in the running to complete the term left unfinished by the death of Congressman Don Young earlier this year. On one side of this year’s primary-election ballot are the […]

After Lisa Murkowski, Kelly Tshibaka and Patricia Chesbro, it's not clear who will fill out Alaska's general election ballot for the U.S. Senate seat. (Lisa Murkowski photo is from her Senate page. The Kelly Tshibaka and Patricia Chesbro photos are campaign photos.)

In Alaska U.S. Senate primary, a race to finish fourth

BY: - August 1, 2022

The majority of voters going to the polls Aug. 16 will likely be choosing one of three candidates for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat as their pick-one primary option: incumbent Republican Lisa Murkowski, Republican Party-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka or Democratic Party-endorsed Patricia Chesbro. It’s the top four candidates, though, who will advance to the November ranked choice […]

(Photo by Krisanapong Detraphiphat/Getty Images)

Cost estimates for constitutional convention in Alaska range widely

BY: - July 29, 2022

This November, voters will be asked whether or not to call a constitutional convention, which could pave the way for changing the Alaska state constitution. If Alaskans vote ‘yes,’ cost estimates to hold a convention range from a few million dollars to $20 million. One Republican senator said a gathering to propose amendments and changes […]

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

June 11

Special Primary for U.S. Representative

July 17

Deadline to Register for Primary and Special Election for U.S. Representative

August 16

Primary and Special Election for U.S. Representative

October 9

Deadline to Register for General Election

November 8

General Election Day

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