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Deadlines approach for Primary, General Elections

The Recall Dunleavy Committee has until Aug. 5 to turn in its petition with over 71,200 signatures in order to get the recall question on the November General Election ballot.

The group has about 30,000 more signatures to go in the next 25 days until Wednesday, Aug. 5, needing to get over 1,200 signatures per day. It appears to have few signature-gathering events on the calendar, except for one event going on in Juneau in coming days, where the group has already acquired most of the signatures that they will probably get.

Alaskans interested in voting in the Primary Election that ends Aug. 18 should be aware of several dates coming up that relate to that election:

July 17: Last day candidates in the primary can loan their campaigns more than $5,000.

July 19: Deadline for voters to register to vote or update their registration.

Voter information for registration and absentee ballot applications can be found here.

July 20: Candidates and groups reports are due with the Alaska Public Offices Commission; 30-day report. This will show the strength of the various campaigns.

Aug. 3: Absentee in person, early voting, electronic transmission, and special needs voting begins.

Aug. 8: Deadline for Division of Elections to receive absentee by-mail applications.

Sample ballots for the primary election can be found here.

Aug. 17: Deadline for the Division of Elections to receive absentee electronic transmission ballot applications.

Aug. 18: Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Any political candidate who signs or openly encourages residents to sign the recall petition against Dunleavy are signing a kiss of death for their own election chances. That simple. They will be outed

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