Early vote surges in Alaska


Some 100,569 Alaskans had cast their early and absentee ballots by Monday, according to the latest report from the Division of Elections.

In 2016,  161,061 early votes were cast in the General Election, and a total of 321,271 votes were cast that year, which was the last presidential election.

Nationally, the 2020 early vote is greater than 43% of all votes cast in the 2016 election.

The pace of some states’ early voting indicates that many states will begin surpassing their total 2016 total vote this week, according to the United States Elections Project.

Some 48 percent of the early vote is from Democrats, according to the Elections Project, which gleaned the data from states that break down the partisan divide in their reporting (AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, KS, KY, MD, ME, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, SD). 29.1 percent are Republicans, 22.3 percent are unaffiliated.


  1. Which means that potentially 52% are for GOP. Also, there are plenty of registered dems voting for trump this time. I am an unaffiliated voter and I am voting straight GOP.

  2. Me, too! But I also know a lot of conservatives who are waiting for election day to vote Republican. There’s seems to be some resentment for being pushed to vote early or absentee.

    Suzanne, you are doing a great job!

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