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Primary Election August 22nd


August 17, 2006
Thursday PM

Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman and the Division of Elections Director Whitney Brewster remind Alaska voters that Tuesday, August 22 is Primary Election Day.

Alaskans have three ballots to choose from for the Primary Election:

  • Combined ballot with ballot measures - available to any registered voter. Displays all Alaska political party candidates except Republican candidates;
  • Republican ballot with ballot measures - available to registered Republicans or Nonpartisan and
  • Undeclared voters. Displays only Republican candidates; or
  • Ballot measures only ballot ­ available to any registered voter. Displays only ballot measures, does not include any candidates.

jpg Ballot Types

This year, the Division will be using two types of voting machines as required by the federal Help America Vote Act. Uploading the optical scan units and the touch screen units will require more time, and thus will mean that results will be available after 9 p.m. Results in previous elections were available shortly after 8 p.m., when polls closed. Additionally, the Division wants to capture as many of the results as possible prior to posting. One of the limitations of the election management system is that if the optical scan machine results from a precinct are uploaded and not the touch screen unit, the report will show that precinct as having reported although results for both units have not yet been uploaded. To avoid confusion, the Division wants to make sure as many precincts have uploaded both units as possible prior to posting results.

For voter convenience, polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. August 22. Identification is required at the polling place in order to receive a ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include a voter ID card, driver's license, state ID card, passport, military ID card, birth certificate or hunting or fishing license. If a voter does not have identification, they will be asked to vote a Questioned ballot.

Voters who do not know where their polling place is located can call the Division's toll free polling place at 1-888-383-8683 or contact any Division of Elections office.

On the Web:

Official Candidate List 2006 Primary Election

Ballot Measures
Polling Places


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