Division of Elections latest results for the Special Primary Election

Special Primary Election Results Update June 15, 2022
Special Primary Election Results Update June 15, 2022(KTUU)
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 9:30 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -

UPDATED June 16, 2022. 3:44 p.m.

The Special Primary to fill Alaska’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives concluded last Saturday. View the Division of Elections latest results. Here are the numbers as of June 16, 3:44 p.m.

As a reminder, these results are not final and are subject to change in the coming days.

Of the 48 candidates running for the seat, the top 4 candidates are Republican Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich, Al Gross, and Democrat Mary Peltola.

Republican Sarah Palin maintains her lead with 37,741 votes. Republican Nick Begich is in second place with 25,766 votes. Coming in third so far, Non-Partisan candidate Al Gross currently holds 17,037 votes and rounding out the top four, Democrat Mary Peltola from Anchorage has 11,863 votes.

Tara Sweeney, Santa Claus, Jeff Lowenfels and Christoper Constant make up the next set of vote getters with between 4,800 and 7,400 votes each. From the Interior, John Coghill, Jr. and Adam Wool also had strong showings, with 3,337 and 2,440 votes, respectively.

While voters chose only one candidate during the by-mail special primary election, they will be able to rank the candidates 1 through 4 during the Special General Election in August.

The Division of Elections will release its third ballot count on Friday, June 17 and issue its final vote counts on Tuesday before the State Review Board begins next Thursday. The target date for the Division of Elections to certify the results is June 25.

ELECTION RESULTS - VIEW COMPLETE LIST Updated June 16, 2022 at 3:44 p.m.

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