Today is August 28, 2012. It is the day of the Primary Election, wherein Alaskans will vote between candidates from the same party running for the same seat. Alaskans will also vote on two ballot measures.
Primary elections generally have a lower turnout than the general elections in November. That means that you, as one individual voter, can have a much larger impact.
Have you checked to see who is running in your district? Have you looked into the information about the two ballot measures? Do you know where your (potentially new) polling location is?
That’s okay, because we’ve got you covered.
To find all of this information, you can go to the Alaska Division of Elections, or you can follow these individual links:
- If you don’t have your Voter ID card, and aren’t sure of your voting district, click here.
- To find out where your polling location is, click here.
- To see a list of candidates (and links to their websites), click here.
- To see information about both ballot measures, click here.
And finally, to see the results of the primary election as they come in, usually starting around 9:00 p.m., click here.
If you notice something at your polling location that seems wrong, or you feel you need to contact the Alaska Division of Elections, you can find contact information for each regional office here.
And if you’d like to look at another source for information about the candidates and ballot measures, Ballotpedia is worth checking out.
We at Alaska Commons want to encourage you to vote responsibly, but most of all, we encourage you to vote. It’s only our democracy at stake, after all.