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Week one in early and absentee votes

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By Friday, 13,166 Alaskans had cast their ballots early in person. Early voting started last Monday at 188 locations around the state, and continues through Nov. 5.

For the voting days of Oct 22-26, the breakdown is:

Official Party                                         Total Voters

  • Republican                                           3,445
  • Democrat                                              2,714
  • Undeclared                                           3,641 (trend conservative)
  • Nonpartisan                                           2,911 (strongly liberal)
  • Remainder are the minor parties
  • Total                                                      13,166

Turnout totals Monday through Thursday statewide:

  • Monday – 3,281
  • Tuesday – 2,608
  • Wednesday – 2,430
  • Thursday – 2,142
  • Friday – 2,705


29,275 absentee ballots have been applied for as of Friday.

12,448 absentee and online ballots have been voted and returned. Not all these ballots will be accepted, because they may not be signed, witnessed, or include a personal identifier and birthdate. Mail-in ballots must be completed correctly to be counted.

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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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  • nice to read this article

  • You forgot to count my 3 dead uncles and the 50 people registered to my District 15 trailer!

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