Early in-person voting begins in U.S. Representative Special Primary in Alaska

Published: May. 27, 2022 at 4:48 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Friday, May 27 marked the start of early in-person voting in the primary election to fill the late-Don Young’s vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the Alaskan Interior, the only place to vote in-person is the State of Alaska Fairbanks Regional Office Building on 7th avenue in Fairbanks.

Absentee in-person voting is also available at this location, and a number of residents showed up to cast their ballots.

48 candidates are running for the position, and voters are to mark one candidate on their ballot.

According to the Alaska Division of Elections, as of Wednesday afternoon, out of more than half a million ballots mailed out across the state, roughly 17.5% have been filled out and returned.

Election Day is June 11. All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by that day.

The deadline to file to run in the regular election primary is June 1.

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