Elections

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Eagle River’s Mark Littlefield is sole candidate to fill soon-to-be vacant Assembly seat

Littlefield was the only person to file to run in a special election to fill Kevin Cross’ seat.
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Supreme Court considers whether Trump can be removed from a primary ballot

Justices are reviewing Colorado's disqualification of Donald Trump from its state primary ballot because he allegedly engaged in an insurrection.
Donald Trump

Federal appeals court rules Trump doesn’t have broad immunity from prosecution

Tuesday's decision comes at a crucial time for both Donald Trump and the federal case against him. He has said he will appeal the ruling.
Sarah Vance

Alaska House votes to advance bill that would trim state voter rolls more quickly

Statistics show that Alaska has 108% of its 20-and-older population registered to vote on state rolls.
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Donald Trump

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to bar Trump from Alaska election ballots

The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Joshua Kindred, appointed by Donald Trump, cited technical issues with the lawsuit's filing.
Mike Dunleavy

Alaska Gov. Dunleavy: No VP inquiry from Trump

Dunleavy met Trump nine times during his presidency and offered an early endorsement in Trump's second presidential campaign.
Nikki Haley

New Hampshire may be Nikki Haley’s last chance to keep presidential hopes alive

Haley is the only major GOP candidate left facing former President Donald Trump, after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped out Sunday.
Calvin Schrage

Measure limiting Alaska campaign cash fails to get enough signatures for 2024 vote

There will be no limit on how much someone can give a candidate for office in this year’s state elections, as measure backers aim for the 2026 ballot.
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Alaska advocates submit petition signatures to put minimum wage increase on ballot

The initiative campaign would also mandate paid sick leave and protect workers from having to hear employers’ political or religious messages.
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Supreme Court takes up Colorado’s decision to kick Trump off its primary ballot

Arguments on whether a constitutional ban on insurrectionists holding federal office bars Donald Trump from running for president will be heard Feb. 8.
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Alaska campaign regulator declines to fast-track complaint against anti-ranked choice campaign

The Alaska Public Offices Commission voted unanimously to conduct a full investigation before hearing the case in February.
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Alaska ranked choice voting opponents blame ‘incompetence,’ not subterfuge, for errors in campaign disclosure

The founders of Alaskans for Honest Elections say a $90,000 political donation wasn't routed through a church group, despite what they wrote on a form.
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Mat-Su Assembly, School Board incumbents fend off challengers in local elections

Matanuska-Susitna Borough voters re-elected conservative Assembly and School Board incumbents in all but one race in local elections Tuesday.
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Denali Borough voters to elect new mayor, Assembly, school board

"All of our districts, every seat, is up for election" in the borough's downsized Assembly and its school board, according to the borough clerk.
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Alaska redistricting board agrees to pay $400K after losing Eagle River Senate lawsuit

A group of East Anchorage plaintiffs successfully challenged the boundaries of Eagle River’s state Senate district last year.
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State lawmaker Josiah Patkotak is poised to become the next North Slope Borough mayor

At 29 years old, he would become the region’s youngest mayor.
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U.S. Justice Department monitoring elections on North Slope and in Dillingham and Kusilvak areas

The department says it's monitoring the three rural Alaska regions to ensure compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.
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10 candidates vie for 2 areawide seats on the Juneau Assembly

The pool of candidates is much larger than last year when three Juneau Assembly members ran unopposed for reelection.
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North to the future? Alaska’s ranked choice voting system is praised and criticized nationally

The system is seen by advocates in the Lower 48 as a model for advancing civility and moderation, but it is vulnerable to repeal at home.
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APOC staff recommends fines for opponents of Alaska’s ranked choice voting

Investigators say those trying to repeal Alaska's voting system routed a $90,000 political contribution through a church group, among other alleged violations of campaign laws.
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Two more Alaska ballot measures pass legal muster, but another is disqualified

The approved measures would impose new financial restrictions on political campaigns and grant an array of rights to workers.
Kelly Tshibaka

Report from Alaska campaign regulator says Tshibaka-linked group violated state law

Alaska Public Offices Commission staff have recommended a $16,450 fine against former U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka's Preserve Democracy.
Nancy Dahlstrom

Alaska lieutenant governor disqualifies legislative term-limits ballot measure

The Alaska Supreme Court ruled in 1994 that legislative term limits would require a constitutional amendment, not a ballot measure.
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