Talk of Alaska: Alaskans prepare for the primary election

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This is a sample ranked choice ballot for the Division of Elections. (Liz Ruskin/Alaska Public Media)

Whether you’re excited or dismayed with the change, Alaskans will have their first experience with the state’s new ranked choice voting method on August 16 for the special U.S. House race to fill the term ending in January. Voters will also decide on a wide range of other primary candidates. Confused? Election officials and voter advocates answer your questions.

HOST: Lori Townsend


  • Jason Grenn, Executive Director, Alaskans for Better Elections
  • Mary Guilas-Hawver, Get Out the Vote project manager in Kodiak, AKPIRG
  • Gail Fenumiai, Director, Alaska Division of Elections
  • Teresa Holt, State Director, AARP Alaska


Early voting has started in Alaska’s August elections. Here’s what to know.

Alaska Division of Elections Voter Resources


Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.

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