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Time is running out to register to vote in August primary

By Hope Miller 8:51 AM July 16, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

You only have a few days left to register to vote in the August primary election.

Sunday, July 20 is the deadline to register, update voter registration and change political party affiliation for the Aug. 19 primary.

Division of Elections offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Nome will be open this weekend on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for voter registration. Applications can also be submitted via mail, fax or email, according to a statement from Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s office.

You can pick up voter registration applications at Division of Elections regional offices, municipal clerk offices, at the Division of Motor Vehicles, at many public libraries or online.

On Aug. 19., voters will have the opportunity to vote on Ballot Measure 1, the referendum to repeal Senate Bill 21. 

Republican voters are faced with a four-way race for U.S. Senate between attorney Joe Miller, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, former Department of Natural Resources head Dan Sullivan and Palmer resident John Jaramillo. Besides incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, Democrat Senate candidate William Bryk will also appear on the August primary ballot. There are several third-party candidates as well: Libertarians Mark S. Fish, Scott Kohlhaas and Thom Walker and Alaskan Independence Party candidates Zachary Kile and Vic Kohring.

Voters will also be able to choose from a handful of candidates for U.S. Representative. According to the Division of Elections, Republican candidates John R. Cox, David F. Dohner, David Seaward and incumbent Don Young will also appear on the August primary ballot. Democrat candidates are Forrest Dunbar and Frank J. Vondersaar, and the primary ballot will also include Libertarian candidate Jim McDermott.

For lieutenant governor, Democrats can vote for Sen. Hollis French or Mat-Su teacher Bob Williams, a political newcomer. On the Republican side, Kenai resident Kelly J. Wolf is challenging Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan — Nome resident Andrew C. Lee will also appear on the primary ballot as a Libertarian candidate.

There are also half a dozen gubernatorial candidates hoping to challenge Gov. Sean Parnell in his bid for reelection. According to the Division of Elections, primary ballots will include Libertarian candidate Carolyn F. Clift, Republicans Gerald L. Heikes, Russ Millette and Brad Snowden as well as Democrats Byron I. Mallott and Phil G. Stoddard.

 

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