Early Voting

Early Voting Popular

Nov 7, 2016
Robyne / KUAC

Alaskans are voting early in record numbers. In the last general election in 2014, about 22 thousand Alaskans voted before election day, but as of the end of last week, over 31 thousand, ballots had already been cast in the state. Yesterday at the Division of Elections early voting site in downtown Fairbanks, hundreds of people had cast their votes within the first hour. KUAC’s Robyne went to talk to some early voters and the officials who will handle their ballots.

Fairbanks, AK - According to a US District Court Order, the Alaska Division of Elections has until October 10th to provide outreach and poll workers in three remote regions of the state with election materials and voting information that has been translated from English into either Yupik or Gwich'in. In Fairbanks Gwich’in translators are finding the process challenging.

Allan Hayton was contracted by the state Division of Elections.  “Some of it is very technical language, legal jargon," he says. 

Voters Head to UAF to Cast Early Ballots

Nov 5, 2012

Fairbanks, AK - Alaskans had the opportunity to vote early on campus at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Monday.  Ballots are available for all 40 of the state’s districts on Election Day as well.  Most of the voters who ran into KUAC’s Emily Schwing, say they decided to vote early to avoid what they expect could be long lines Tuesday.