Here’s what primary voting in Anchorage looked like

A record number of Alaskans opted for absentee ballots for this year’s primary election, but some still went to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots. With COVID-19 precautions in place, voting looked a little different this year, from new sanitizing protocols to fewer in-person voters.

COVID-19 safety protocol signs posted outside a polling station at Inlet View Elementary School on Tuesday. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)
Precinct 20-545 polling chair Sandra Graham, stands outside the polling station on Tuesday morning. Among other COVID-19 precautions, volunteers are keeping doors open to limit touch points for voters. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)
After casting her vote in the primary election, Lauren Roberts exits a downtown Anchorage polling station on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)
Jo Ann Hayden and Rita Spencer man the Trinity polling location at Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Airport Heights on Tuesday. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)
James Jacobs stands outside the Dimond High School polling location to offer masks and hand sanitizer to voters on Tuesday. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)
A voter fills out their primary election ballot at Dimond High School on Tuesday. Volunteers at the polling location say they haven’t had a lot of in-person voters. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)
Matthew Alexie and Pavlos Baldounis give Anita Matignas her ballot at Dimond High School on Tuesday. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)
Jonathan Meister exits Dimond High School on Tuesday afternoon, after casting his primary election ballot. (Photo by Kavitha George/AKPM)
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Kavitha George is the host of Alaska Morning News at Alaska Public Media. She also reports on business, labor and the economy. Reach her at kgeorge@alaskapublic.org.