NEA-Alaska endorses Begich for governor

NEA-Alaska endorses Begich for governor

A major Alaska teachers union has endorsed Democrat Mark Begich in his bid for governor.

Manny Creech
Nankervis, Story no strangers to public office, seek House seat

Nankervis, Story no strangers to public office, seek House seat

The Juneau District 34 post represents the Republicans' lone chance for a Juneau seat.

Steve Quinn
Can you get a new absentee ballot? Division of Elections says, 'Maybe.'

Can you get a new absentee ballot? Division of Elections says, 'Maybe.'

Some people who requested absentee ballots but haven't mailed them back may request a new ballot. People who have sent theirs in won't be able to vote again.

Lauren Maxwell
Etheridge, Kiehl vying for Juneau’s Senate seat

Etheridge, Kiehl vying for Juneau’s Senate seat

Sen. Dennis Egan is retiring after 10 years, leaving his post open for two candidates well known in the Capitol halls.

Steve Quinn
Alaska AFL-CIO proudly endorsed Gov. Walker for re-election. Now, it 'enthusiastically' supports Begich.

Alaska AFL-CIO proudly endorsed Gov. Walker for re-election. Now, it 'enthusiastically' supports Begich.

The largest labor union in the state, the Alaska AFL-CIO, switched its endorsement for governor from independent candidate Gov. Bill Walker to Democrat Mark Begich three days after Walker announced he was ending his campaign.

Lauren Maxwell
Alaska Natives react to governor’s decision to end campaign

Alaska Natives react to governor’s decision to end campaign

After Gov. Bill Walker made his announcement, there were gasps, followed by an awkward silence in the main hall of the Dena’ina Center.

Rhonda McBride
Who will AFN endorse? Maybe no one.

Who will AFN endorse? Maybe no one.

One of the big questions surrounding the AFN convention is which candidate, if any, will the massive political organization support in the race for governor.

Liz Raines
Walker touches on historical, current suffering in Native communities

Walker touches on historical, current suffering in Native communities

In what may be his final Alaska Federation of Natives Convention speech, Gov. Bill Walker closed out his 30-minute-plus delivery with an apology to Alaska Native people. “As the 11th governor of the State of Alaska, I apologize to you, Alaska’

Steve Quinn
October surprise? Alaska policy wonks weigh in on last-minute campaign attacks

October surprise? Alaska policy wonks weigh in on last-minute campaign attacks

Two longtime Alaska political operatives both warn voters to expect an October surprise in the 2018 governor’s race.

Rhonda McBride
Taking Alaskans' pulse in the governor’s race

Taking Alaskans' pulse in the governor’s race

With the general election about a month out, KTVA's Rhonda McBride talks to Alaskans about the state's three main gubernatorial candidates.

Rhonda McBride
Dunleavy holds cash lead over Walker, Begich

Dunleavy holds cash lead over Walker, Begich

As election day nears, a financial snapshot of Alaska's three main gubernatorial campaigns is beginning to emerge.

Steve Quinn
Ballot Measure 1 campaigns argue pros, cons on KTVA's Daybreak

Ballot Measure 1 campaigns argue pros, cons on KTVA's Daybreak

The only proposition on the ballot next month isn't necessarily easy to understand. Ballot Measure 1 would create new laws surrounding development projects that could directly or indirectly impact salmon habitat.

Liz Raines
Galvin gains ground on Young in House race

Galvin gains ground on Young in House race

The latest challenger to Alaska’s longtime U.S. representative has closed much of the distance between them, according to a new poll released this week.

Chris Klint
Public safety union supports Dunleavy for governor

Public safety union supports Dunleavy for governor

The Public Safety Employees Association has endorsed Republican Mike Dunleavy over Gov. Bill Walker and Mark Begich in next month's Alaska gubernatorial race.

Steve Quinn
Alaskans flock online for voter registration deadline

Alaskans flock online for voter registration deadline

Sunday was a quiet day at the Alaska Division of Elections regional office in Anchorage -- then again, it's not open every Sunday.

Dave Leval
Alaska offers help registering to vote Tuesday

Alaska offers help registering to vote Tuesday

If you haven't signed up to vote in Alaska's Nov. 6 general election, state officials are ready to help you do so Tuesday on National Voter Registration Day.

Angela Krenzien
Walker campaign files complaint against group backing Dunleavy

Walker campaign files complaint against group backing Dunleavy

A Walker spokesman says independent expenditure group Families for Alaska's Future - Dunleavy failed to make timely and accurate financial disclosures.

Steve Quinn
Gloves come off in Young, Galvin's 'nasty' debate

Gloves come off in Young, Galvin's 'nasty' debate

Congressional candidates discuss trade tariffs and budget during a candidate forum.

Joe Vigil
Division of Elections ok's ballots for November vote

Division of Elections ok's ballots for November vote

The Division of Elections has certified the ballots for November's General Election to be printed.

Angela Krenzien
Salmon initiative opposition group fined over its name

Salmon initiative opposition group fined over its name

A group opposing Alaska’s Stand for Salmon initiative has been fined nearly $2,000, after regulators say its original name was misleading and appeared on campaign videos after it was changed.

Chris Klint
PACs weigh in for Dunleavy, Walker, Begich

PACs weigh in for Dunleavy, Walker, Begich

We're now less than two months away from choosing Alaska's next governor -- but we're just now starting to see political spending in the three-way race take shape.

Liz Raines
Micciche challenger who lost primary plans write-in bid

Micciche challenger who lost primary plans write-in bid

After losing a GOP primary bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Peter Micciche, Ron Gillham says he'll still be a write-in option this November.

Liz Raines
Begich supports widely debated fish initiative

Begich supports widely debated fish initiative

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich on Friday said reaffirmed his support for a hotly debated ballot initiative designed to update fish habitat laws.

Steve Quinn
Carpenter triumphs in House District 29 recount

Carpenter triumphs in House District 29 recount

The state Division of Election confirms that Benjamin Carpenter has beaten Wayne Ogle.

Angela Krenzien
Convicted felon found on voter rolls

Convicted felon found on voter rolls

Division of Elections is investigation how a convicted felon landed on the state’s voter rolls, according to a letter sent to House Rep. George Rauscher

Steve Quinn
Gubernatorial candidates talk dividend, budget, economy

Gubernatorial candidates talk dividend, budget, economy

Incumbent Gov. Bill Walker sat in the middle of challengers Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich for a respectful debate in Juneau's Centennial Hall.

Steve Quinn
APD’s union backs Begich for governor

APD’s union backs Begich for governor

Police officers for Alaska’s largest city have thrown their support to Democratic challenger Mark Begich in this year’s race for governor.

Chris Klint
Ballot recount set for northern Kenai district

Ballot recount set for northern Kenai district

The Division of Elections is preparing to recount ballots cast in a close race between two Republican Party candidates on the northern Kenai Peninsula.

Mary Simton
Primary results final, focus turns to general election

Primary results final, focus turns to general election

Key legislative races could alter the balance of power when lawmakers return to Juneau in January.

Steve Quinn
Tainted East Anchorage race picks up a write-in candidate

Tainted East Anchorage race picks up a write-in candidate

A self-employed general contractor says he will try to unseat East Anchorage House Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux as a Republican write-in candidate.

Steve Quinn
Voter turnout low in contentious Anchorage primary

Voter turnout low in contentious Anchorage primary

House District 15 Republican primary race was one of the most closely contested this year. Gabrielle LeDoux overtook challenger Aaron Weaver in a race where voter turnout was lower than other districts.

Liz Raines
Primary election results scheduled for certification

Primary election results scheduled for certification

The Alaska Division of Elections plans to certify results from the Aug. 21 primary on Tuesday.

Steve Quinn
East Anchorage woman doesn't know mystery voters at her home

East Anchorage woman doesn't know mystery voters at her home

A closer look at irregular votes in a contentious East Anchorage race.

Liz Raines
GOP Chair: 'Anybody but Gabrielle LeDoux'

GOP Chair: 'Anybody but Gabrielle LeDoux'

GOP Chair Tuckerman Babcock says the party will not support Gabrielle LeDoux even if she is declared the winner in East Anchorage Republican primary.

Steve Quinn
Two incumbents overtake challengers seeking upsets

Two incumbents overtake challengers seeking upsets

Incumbents Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux and Sen. Peter Micciche have over taken upset-minded challengers after another round of absentee ballot counting.

Steve Quinn
Alaska GOP blames lawmaker for potential voter fraud

Alaska GOP blames lawmaker for potential voter fraud

Republican Party Chair Tukerman Babcock told KTVA he believes Gabrielle LeDoux is behind the ballot irregularities identified by the Alaska Division of Elections. 

Steve Quinn
AFL-CIO walks back statement on governor's race

AFL-CIO walks back statement on governor's race

The state's largest labor organization is walking back a statement it made on Sunday about actively working to change the governor's race from a three-way race to a two-way race.

Liz Raines
Absentee ballots in LeDoux, Weaver race under scrutiny

Absentee ballots in LeDoux, Weaver race under scrutiny

The Division of Elections has reported some irregularities with absentee ballots being counted for a Republican House primary race separating three votes.

Steve Quinn
Walker gains NEA-Alaska endorsement for governor

Walker gains NEA-Alaska endorsement for governor

The National Education Association’s Alaska chapter has endorsed Gov. Bill Walker as he seeks a second term, a day after a major labor organization did so.

Chris Klint & Liz Raines
ACLU, Dunleavy backers sue state over sign statute

ACLU, Dunleavy backers sue state over sign statute

A state law that led to dozens of campaign signs’ seizure before this week’s primary elections has drawn a legal challenge from a state civil-rights group — as well as backers of a challenger to Gov. Bill Walker.

Chris Klint
Alaska AFL-CIO endorses Walker over Begich for governor

Alaska AFL-CIO endorses Walker over Begich for governor

A major Alaska labor organization has endorsed incumbent Gov. Bill Walker as he seeks re-election, in a potential blow to Democratic challenger Mark Begich.

Chris Klint
Illegal campaign signs spur controversy & a criminal case

Illegal campaign signs spur controversy & a criminal case

Alaska's DOT asks for patience from Alaskan while they request compliance from candidates who are notified of campaign sign laws when they file to run for office.

Daniella Rivera
Pollster: Time, money not factors in gubernatorial primary

Pollster: Time, money not factors in gubernatorial primary

One pollster says he's not convinced that any more time or money would have evened out the numbers. 

Liz Raines
Key legislative races remain too close to call

Key legislative races remain too close to call

The makeup of the Legislature began undergoing prospective changes thanks to some upsets and other inevitable losses.

Steve Quinn
“Nobody” Gillham holds slim lead over Micciche

“Nobody” Gillham holds slim lead over Micciche

Tired of hearing complaints about crime and the dividend, Ron Gillham decided to do something about it. He ran for office and is poised to upset Sen. Peter Micciche.

Steve Quinn
Walker, Begich prepare for 3-man governor's race

Walker, Begich prepare for 3-man governor's race

Mark Begich and Gov. Bill Walker said they have no plans to drop out and are preparing for a three-way race.

Lauren Maxwell
Dunleavy prevails as Republican nominee in governor's race

Dunleavy prevails as Republican nominee in governor's race

With 60 percent of the votes counted, Dunleavy held a 28 percentage point lead.  

Steve Quinn & Liz Raines
Polls closed, candidates await results

Polls closed, candidates await results

After 13 hours of election day voting, the polls are closed and initial results are expected around 9 p.m.

Steve Quinn
State Primary: Five races to watch

State Primary: Five races to watch

The primary election for state office this year is more crowded than usual, particularly for Republicans. 

Liz Raines
Walker, Mallott score enough signatures for November ballot bid

Walker, Mallott score enough signatures for November ballot bid

Governor Bill Walker and Lt. Governor Byron Mallott made progress in their bid to appear on the November ballot.

Angela Krenzien
Tuesday’s primaries could help remake Alaska Legislature

Tuesday’s primaries could help remake Alaska Legislature

About a quarter of state lawmakers' seats are open ahead of Tuesday's primary elections.

Rhonda McBride
Group behind campaign ad doesn't exist in state records

Group behind campaign ad doesn't exist in state records

It's a mystery the state now says it's working to solve --who is behind a political ad paid for by a group that doesn't exist in state records?

Liz Raines
Dunleavy, Treadwell go head-to-head in KTVA debate

Dunleavy, Treadwell go head-to-head in KTVA debate

Former state senator Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell addressed a variety of issues ranging from the state’s budget to health-care concerns for its citizens.

John Thompson
Voter log changes could delay Alaska primary results

Voter log changes could delay Alaska primary results

Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records.

Associated Press
GOP debate hosts lieutenant-governor hopefuls

GOP debate hosts lieutenant-governor hopefuls

Three of the candidates have political experience, three candidates are military veterans and half are women: but most of them are skeptical of vote-by-mail elections and most say crime measure Senate Bill 91 should be repealed.

Candidate's campaign credentials don't check out

Candidate's campaign credentials don't check out

While the state says she was illegally collecting food stamps, State Senate candidate Bekah Halat reports spending thousands of dollars of her own money on her campaign. 

Liz Raines
Three Democrats vying for Gara's Anchorage House seat

Three Democrats vying for Gara's Anchorage House seat

Representative Les Gara will not be running for re-election to House District 20, a seat he's held for 16 years.
There are three Democrats in the primary that would like to take his place.

Lauren Maxwell
Shower, Kowalke square off in Mat-Su primary

Shower, Kowalke square off in Mat-Su primary

The two candidates have a history with the senate seat. Walker first selected Randall Kowalke to fill the position after Mike Dunleavy resigned. His nomination was rejected and Mike Shower was appointed in February.

Heather Hintze
Saturday is deadline to seek mailed absentee primary ballots

Saturday is deadline to seek mailed absentee primary ballots

As early voting opens in Alaska’s primary elections this year, residents who plan to vote by mail have just another day to request a mailed absentee ballot.

Chris Klint
Salmon initiative cleared – in part – to appear on ballot

Salmon initiative cleared – in part – to appear on ballot

An initiative intended to strengthen protections against development for Alaska salmon habitats, challenged by the state, can still go before voters this fall – with some provisions omitted, according to the Alaska Supreme Court.

Chris Klint
Deadline for special election approaches

Deadline for special election approaches

The last day to vote in the Special Municipal Election is Tuesday, August 7.

Angela Krenzien
Threat of cyber attack prompts change in Alaska primary

Threat of cyber attack prompts change in Alaska primary

Early voting for the state's primary elections starts Monday. However, there is a slight change to the process this year due to the current threat of foreign cyber attacks.

Mary Simton
Ballots trickle in for west Anchorage Assembly race

Ballots trickle in for west Anchorage Assembly race

About 8% of the ballots mailed out for the west Anchorage special assembly election have been returned.
Election day is one week away.

Lauren Maxwell
Begich reveals plan to address Alaska crime

Begich reveals plan to address Alaska crime

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich held an event Friday at the Nesbett Courthouse to discuss his public safety plan.

Chris Klint
West Anchorage needs a new assembly member; here’s who wants the job

West Anchorage needs a new assembly member; here’s who wants the job

Summer in Alaska isn't typically known as campaign season, but not this year.

Shannon Ballard
City prepares for special election to fill assembly seat

City prepares for special election to fill assembly seat

The city will start mailing ballots for the special election to fill a vacant assembly seat on July 17.
Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones said the election will be much like the one the city held in April but on a much smaller scale.

Lauren Maxwell
City special election scheduled for August 7

City special election scheduled for August 7

After Anchorage Assembly member Tim Steele announced last week that he's stepping down for personal health reasons; the assembly has established a timeline in which the vacancy will be filled.

Liz Raines
Naknek governor’s debate tests rural knowledge

Naknek governor’s debate tests rural knowledge

At a forum in Naknek on Saturday, hosted by the Bristol Bay Fish Expo, the gubernatorial debate was devoted entirely to rural issues that included Pebble Mine, commercial fishing, land development, tribal management and even honey buckets.

Rhonda McBride
Mead Treadwell confirms gubernatorial run

Mead Treadwell confirms gubernatorial run

Despite accidentally launching his gubernatorial campaign website early, former Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell has finally confirmed that will make a run for the governor’s office this year.

KTVA Web Staff
Mark Begich jumps into governor's race

Mark Begich jumps into governor's race

Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich is running for the governor's seat in the 2018 election.

Liz Raines
Walker’s campaign walks back bid for Democratic Primary

Walker’s campaign walks back bid for Democratic Primary

After stating Tuesday that Gov. Bill Walker would be filing in the Democratic party’s open primary election in August, Walker’s campaign announced Wednesday that Walker’s plans now hinge on whether former U.S. Senator Mark Begich makes a bid for the seat.

Liz Raines
Stakes high for Walker in Democratic primary

Stakes high for Walker in Democratic primary

After stating Tuesday that Gov. Bill Walker would be filing in the Democratic party’s open primary election in August, Walker’s campaign says that Walker’s plans now hinge on whether former U.S. Senator Mark Begich makes a bid for the seat.

Liz Raines
State in the market for new election system

State in the market for new election system

The State of Alaska is looking to replace its election equipment that is 20-years-old.

Lauren Maxwell
Fair Anchorage declares Prop 1 defeated

Fair Anchorage declares Prop 1 defeated

Mayoral candidate Rebecca Logan announced on Facebook she conceded to Incumbent Ethan Berkowitz Thursday night.

Liz Thomas
Lunch with Logan and Berkowitz

Lunch with Logan and Berkowitz

KTVA's Liz Raines sits down with incumbent Ethan Berkowitz and challenger Rebecca Logan to discuss five key issues in the Anchorage mayoral race.

Liz Raines
Muni vote-by-mail election sets turnout record

Muni vote-by-mail election sets turnout record

Anchorage elections officials say this year's vote-by-mail election, the muni's first, now represents the highest-ever turnout in local history.

Chris Klint
Former polling precinct prepped before election day

Former polling precinct prepped before election day

As voters are filing into the election centers Tuesday for the last day of voting, Muni clerks say it is going pretty smoothly so far.

Cassie Schirm
More than 60,000 ballots returned in Anchorage elections

More than 60,000 ballots returned in Anchorage elections

Nearly a third of Anchorage’s registered voters have cast ballots in the city’s first vote-by-mail election as of Tuesday afternoon, with about six hours to go before in-person polls close. About 63,000 ballots have been received by Municipal

KTVA Web Staff
Ballots pour into Municipal Election Center

Ballots pour into Municipal Election Center

Municipal elections officials said they expected to have more than 50,000 ballots cast in the city's first vote-by-mail election by the end of the day on Monday. But, the number of ballots that have been mailed out and not returned is twice as high.

Lauren Maxwell
Muni vote-by-mail election lets public know whether you’ve voted

Muni vote-by-mail election lets public know whether you’ve voted

The Municipality of Anchorage's new vote-by-mail system is changing how campaigns run, and what people can find out about your vote.

Emily Carlson
Anchorage Election Center details how votes are kept secure

Anchorage Election Center details how votes are kept secure

Municipal election officials say numerous safeguards are in place to keep votes secret, safe and secure in the first vote by mail election.

Lauren Maxwell
C.J. Gillis’ truth: Born a girl but really a boy

C.J. Gillis’ truth: Born a girl but really a boy

John and Cathy Gillis never dreamed their daughter would one day tell them she was really a boy. And they haven’t talked about it much until Proposition 1 came about.

Rhonda McBride
Anchorage voting centers now open

Anchorage voting centers now open

The Anchorage vote-by-mail election is happening right now, but if you were looking forward to stepping into a voting booth this spring, you can still do that, too.

Liz Raines
Anchorage now votes by mail: Here's why

Anchorage now votes by mail: Here's why

Anchorage is in the middle of its first-ever vote by mail election -- the implementation of a system the Anchorage Assembly voted to explore in 2015.

Liz Raines
KTVA hosts live Vote-by-Mail Q&A on Facebook

KTVA hosts live Vote-by-Mail Q&A on Facebook

Learn everything you need to know before you vote this April 3.

KTVA Web Staff
Election workers get 18,000 ballots back as 'undeliverable'

Election workers get 18,000 ballots back as 'undeliverable'

Anchorage election workers are getting thousands of ballots back that were mailed to wrong addresses.
They're encouraging voters who haven't received theirs' in the mail to call the voter hotline at 243-VOTE.

Lauren Maxwell
Reality Check: Will voting by mail deliver for Anchorage?

Reality Check: Will voting by mail deliver for Anchorage?

Today is election day in Anchorage. So is tomorrow, and every day until April 3. That sounds a little strange to us, but if you’re a registered voter in the municipality you will soon receive your ballot in the mail-- if you haven’t already.

John Tracy
Anchorage Ballots hit local mailboxes; some people get more than 1

Anchorage Ballots hit local mailboxes; some people get more than 1

Many Anchorage residents received their ballots in the mail on Thursday. A few reported getting more than one.

Lauren Maxwell
Vote-by-mail election begins

Vote-by-mail election begins

Anchorage's first vote by mail election is underway.
Workers put nearly 200 thousand ballots in the mail Tuesday morning for the April 3rd municipal election.

Lauren Maxwell
Fairview fears future as homeless hub after ML&P sale

Fairview fears future as homeless hub after ML&P sale

Fairview residents are worried that if Proposition 10 authorizing the sale of Municipal Light & Power passes in the April election, their neighborhood will be taken over by the homeless.

Emily Carlson
Anchorage business group forms to oppose ‘bathroom bill’

Anchorage business group forms to oppose ‘bathroom bill’

Fair Anchorage No on Prop 1 is asking people to vote against the measure on Anchorage’s mailed ballots in the April 3 election.

Chris Klint
City getting set to mail out ballots

City getting set to mail out ballots

Ballots for Anchorage's first ever mail in election will go out in the mail Tuesday, March 13nth. Voters have until April 3rd to get them back.

Lauren Maxwell
Voters question $1B deal to sell ML&P on April ballot

Voters question $1B deal to sell ML&P on April ballot

Municipality of Anchorage officials and the CEO of Chugach Electric went before the public Monday to defend Chugach's proposed purchase of Municipal Light & Power, which voters will approve in next month's election.

Emily Carlson
Assembly puts potential ML&P sale before voters

Assembly puts potential ML&P sale before voters

The Anchorage Assembly stayed in session late into Tuesday night before voting to put a potential sale of city-owned Municipal Light & Power to Chugach Electric before local voters this spring.

Scott Gross
Berkowitz, Logan file to run for Anchorage mayor

Berkowitz, Logan file to run for Anchorage mayor

Anchorage’s current mayor has filed for a second term Friday, as a challenger seeking to unseat him also submitted her paperwork.

Chris Klint
Anchorage vote-by-mail gear gets early test

Anchorage vote-by-mail gear gets early test

Municipality of Anchorage officials are preparing the city's new vote-by-mail system for its first actual use next spring.

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