It has been 24 days since the statewide election, and voters in District 1, the area around downtown Fairbanks, still don’t know who is going to represent them in the Alaska Legislature. Republican Bart LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge are tied at 2,661 votes each.
This morning the Alaska Division of Elections is re-counting all the ballots for House District 1, to break or confirm the tie. At 10:00 am today the ballots will be run again through scanning machines at the Division’s office in Juneau. The count may also include a ballot found outside a scanning machine at Fairbanks Precinct number 6, and a ballot marked with an X.