Alyse Galvin, the Democratic Party-endorsed candidate for U.S. House, poses for a photo on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, next to her campaign bus. She was taking a break from waving signs at a busy Anchorage intersection. (Nat Herz/Alaska Public Media)
Alaskans are hitting the polls across the state on Tuesday, as the 2020 election season reaches its much-anticipated end. Some residents — including some candidates — took the opportunity to do some last-minute sign-waving in Anchorage.
The presence of the COVID-19 pandemic is also hard to miss, as voters and poll workers wear masks and polling stations are equipped with plastic barriers and hand sanitizer.
Most Alaska polls close at 8 p.m. Here’s a look at election day around Alaska.
Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan stands with a group of sign-wavers on the morning of Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020, at the corner of Benson Boulevard and Minnesota Drive in Anchorage. (Nat Herz/Alaska Public Media)
Residents wave signs in support of Dan Sullivan at a busy intersection in Midtown Anchorage on Tuesday. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
Poll watcher Diana Svede at Service High School in Anchorage on Election Day 2020. An election machine was malfunctioning at the time forcing voters to put their votes in a pile for hand-counting, but elections officials say the machine was replaced later in the day and voting wasn’t disrupted. (Jeff Chen/Alaska Public Media)
A sign directs voters to a polling location in Unalaska, AK on Tuesday. (Hope McKenney/KUCB)
Poll workers in Unalaska help a man with his ballot. (Hope McKenney/KUCB)
A sign welcomes voters to a polling station in Wrangell, AK. (Photo by Sage Smiley/KSTK)
Poll workers have gloves, hand sanitizer and other personal protection equipment set out for voters in Wrangell, AK on Tuesday. (Sage Smiley/KSTK)
Sixth-graders hold signs encouraging people to vote at the busy intersection of Jefferson Street and Tongass Avenue in Ketchikan. (Eric Stone/KRBD)
Voters sign for their ballots at the Auke Bay precinct on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. (Rashah McChesney/KTOO)
A Dillingham poll worker sits behind a plexiglass shield to help voters cast their ballots. ( Brian Venua/KDLG)
Voters leave a polling place in Nome, AK on Tuesday. (Sophia DeSalvo/KNOM)
Andrea Irrigoo waits at a polling place in Nome to help voters with their ballots. (Sophia DeSalvo/KNOM)
Voters line up inside Bayside Fire Hall in Kodiak to cast their ballots. (Dylan Simard/KMXT)
Alaska voter stickers sit ready for voters who have just cast their ballots in Kodiak on Tuesday. (Dylan Simard/KMXT)