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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