Deadline to file for candidacy in Alaska’s August primary election passes

Published: Jun. 2, 2022 at 5:41 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Wednesday, June 1 marked the deadline in Alaska to file for candidacy in state and national races in order to be on the primary ballot this year, and a full list of the candidates running is now available on the Division of Elections website.

The primary will take place on August 16.

On the primary ballot, the whole state will vote for Governor, U.S. Representative and for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Lisa Murkowski.

From the Alaskan Interior, six seats in the state legislature will be on the ballot, as well as three state senate seats.

Under the new open primary system, voters will fill in only one candidate per race on this primary ballot.

The top four vote-getters will move on to the general election.

In all but one state legislature race for the Interior, four candidates or fewer are running for the seat, so all candidates in those races will advance to the general election.

The exception is state house seat 35, which has five candidates competing.

More information about the current election cycle can be found here.

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