An additional 5,615 mayoral ballots were counted by the Anchorage Elections Office on Tuesday. Candidate Dave Bronson has a new lead of 1,359 votes, nearly two percentage points ahead of Forrest Dunbar. Bronson increased his lead further in the recent vote count by another 118 votes over Monday’s totals.
Net Democrats ballots are at 34,129 while net Republican ballots are at 35,971, a lead of 1,842 ballots favoring right leaning candidates.
The number of ballots received (turnout) is at 75,000 as of last night with 72,652 ballots counted. This is 96.8% in of expected. Of these, there were 71,588 ballots that had a choice made in the mayoral race.
In the tight race for School Board Seat B, Kelly Lessens widened her lead against second-place finisher Judy Eledge, now at 24,454 to 24,179. Before Tuesday’s count, Eledge was within 93 votes of Lessens.