Election Day

Today is Election Day with polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and one of the first things we'll all want to be sure of is whether or not our district or polling places have changed.

So a call to the Fairabnks Election Office might be a good idea – that number is 451–2835.  There's also an online tool you can use at elections.alaska.gov.
 

The one to watch this time around is likely to be The republican primary race for Senate District C, which has turned out to be the most expensive race in the state, and often the most contentious.

Voters will choose between Former State Senator Ralph Seekins, Former Labor Comissioner Click Bishop, and Ex–military MP David Eastman.

Candidates will be chosen in Tuesday's primary for the only congressional race in this year's election.

 

U.S. Rep. Don Young, an Alaskan who has served in office since 1973, will face token opposition in the Republican primary in his re-election bid.

 

Young, who casts himself as Alaska's lone wolf in campaign commercials, isn't expected to be challenged in the primary. He faces little-known candidates John R. Cox and Terre Gales.

 

There are five Democrats in the race: state Rep. Sharon Cissna, Matt Moore, Debra Chesnut, Doug Urquidi and Frank Vondersaar.

 

Besides the winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries, Libertarian Jim C. McDermott will advance to the November general election.

 

Alaska voters will be deciding whether to re-establish a coastal management program in the state.

 

Ballot Measure 2 appears on Tuesday's primary ballot.

 

The fight has become the most expensive campaign in Alaska this election. More than $1.7 million has been raised, most of that by the opposition group ``Vote No on 2.''

 

The measure seeks to re-establish a coastal management program. Alaska had a program for decades, but it ended last year, after the Legislature and governor failed to come to terms on its reauthorization.

 

Opponents say that while they're not against Alaska having a coastal management program, they have a problem with this proposal, which they say could hinder development. Supporters say the proposal would give the state a meaningful say on federal decisions affecting Alaska's coastal areas.

Be with us tonight here on KTVF – our Newscenter 11 evening news team will be bringing you election coverage and results as soon as they start coming in.  Plus, J.R. Lewis will have the complete wrapup on the Fairbanks Morning News Wednesday morning at 6:30.

Be with us tonight here on KTVF – our Newscenter 11 evening news team will be bringing you election coverage and results as soon as they start coming in.  Plus, J.R. Lewis will have the complete wrapup on the Fairbanks Morning News Wednesdya morning at 6:30.