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Listicle: Top 10 Alaska towns that voted on Election Day

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While Alaskans in urban areas mailed in absentee ballots by the truckloads this year, some towns, particularly in rural northern areas of Alaska, voted the traditional way, on Election Day. Here are the towns/villages with the highest turnout percentages on Nov. 3, 2020:

  • Hughes: 71%, District 40, 46 out of 64 voters. Hughes knocked it out of the ballpark for turnout this year. In 2016, the turnout was 52%
  • Koyukuk: 70.83%, District 39, 51 out of 72 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 61.64%
  • Beaver: 66.67%, District 6, 38 out of 57 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 49.15%.
  • New Stuyahok: 61.39%, District 37, 194 out of 316 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 54.70%.
  • Nikolai: 60%, District 37, 42 out of 70 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 63.01%.
  • Golovin: 59%, District 39, 62 out of 104 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 54.81%.
  • Elim: 58%, District 39, 123 out of 212 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 54.45%.
  • Gambell: 58%, District 39, 228 out of 417 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 50.57%.
  • Koyuk: 57.67%, District 39, 109 out of 189 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 47.37%.
  • Port Heiden: 56.52%, District 37, 39 out of 69 voters. In 2016, the turnout was 42%.

Runners up:

  • Tanana: 54%
  • Ewok: 53.42%
  • White Mountain: 52.86%
  • Grayling: 52.80%
  • Meyoryuk: 52.11%
  • Shageluk: 52%
  • Angoon: 51.41%
  • Shishmaref: 50.86%

The highest overall voter turnout in the state was District 28, Anchorage, at 76% but many of those votes were cast by absentee ballot or early voting.

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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.

Latest comments

  • These numbers are tragic. How can we declare anything about an area ie red or blue unless we hear from all or at least most eligible voters? This is part of the reason why “special interest” rule the roost.

  • Wow! I’ve never seen so many Alaskans vote!

  • Way to go Gamble.

  • So many Norton Sound villages voted because of the free turkey competition.

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