The 2020 elections are in the books. In an election dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many things were different. We spoke with some of the candidates running for State office to hear their thoughts on the campaign.
Across the country voters are casting their ballots in state and federal elections. In addition to the 2020 Presidential Elections, Tuesday is also the day that voters in Alaska get to pick their U.S. Senator and Congressman, as well as vote on state races and two ballot measures. John Dougherty went to polling locations around Fairbanks and North Pole to ask residents how engaged they have been in this election.
The major candidates in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race attacked each other’s integrity and clashed on issues of health care and the Supreme Court in a high-profile broadcast debate less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election.
On October 20th, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce held its latest in a series of forums giving candidates an opportunity to field questions from chamber members, community members and each other.
Municipal elections were held on Tuesday, October 6th. With all 40 precincts reporting, ballot counts for in-person and early voting have been tallied in the races for the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, School Board, Fairbanks City Council, North Pole City Council and Interior Alaska Natural Gas Utility Board.