The Green Papers: Alaska 2012 General Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 28 August 2012
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2010 Census:721,523 (0.23% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2000 Census:628,933 (0.22% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Tuesday 28 August 2012 polling hours 7:00a AKDT (1500 UTC) / 7:00a AleutDT (1600 UTC) to 8:00p AKDT (0400 UTC) / 8:00p AleutDT (0500 UTC). Alaska Time covers most of the state except for the Aleutian Islands west of Umnak Island (approximately half of Aleutian Islands). The media considers Alaska's polls to close at 8 PM Alaska Time and, thus, considers the State "callable" after that hour.
Tuesday 6 November 2012 polling hours 7:00a AKST (1600 UTC) / 7:00a AleutST (1700 UTC) to 8:00p AKST (0500 UTC) / 8:00p AleutST (0600 UTC). Alaska Time covers most of the state except for the Aleutian Islands west of Umnak Island (approximately half of Aleutian Islands). The media considers Alaska's polls to close at 8 PM Alaska Time and, thus, considers the State "callable" after that hour.

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Alaska State and Local Government

Alaska 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats, Republicans, Third Parties

Alaska Division of Elections 28 August 2012 Primary candidates.

6 November 2012 sample ballots and candidate list from the Division of Elections.

6 November 2012 returns from the Alaska Division of Elections.


President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2012
  Elected Republican 164,676 54.80% former Massachusetts Governor Willard "Mitt" Romney
(3 Electoral Votes)
Vice President: Wisconsin Congressman Paul D. Ryan

FEC P80003353; 26 Nov 12; Tot $478,704,347; Dsb $465,787,141
  Candidate Democratic 122,640 40.81% President Barack Hussein Obama
Vice President: Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.

FEC P80003338; 26 Nov 12; Tot $732,741,988; Dsb $729,647,987
  Candidate Libertarian 7,392 2.46% former New Mexico Governor Gary Earl Johnson
Vice President: James P. "Jim" Gray

FEC P20002671; 26 Nov 12; Tot $2,575,529; Dsb $2,572,585
  Candidate Green 2,917 0.97% Jill E. Stein
Vice President: Cheri Honkala

FEC P20003984; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,005,788; Dsb $1,093,022
  Candidate Scattering 2,870 0.96% Write-in
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     former Salt Lake City Mayor Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson
Vice President: Luis J. Rodriguez.
Justice Party

FEC P20004263; 31 Dec 11; Tot $7,954; Dsb $10,084
  Candidate Write-in; (Reform)     Andre Nigel Barnett
Vice President: Kenneth R. "Ken" Cross

FEC P20002697
  Candidate Write-in; (Peace And Freedom)     Roseanne Cherri Barr
Vice President: Cindy Lee Sheehan

FEC P20002804; 26 Nov 12; Tot $56,337; Dsb $53,474
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     David C. Byrne
Vice President: Taralyn T. Harris
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution)     Will Christensen
Vice President: Kenneth "Ken" L. Gibbs

FEC P20005245
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     David Michael Crosby
Vice President: Christopher R. Jones

FEC P20003869
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Richard Austin Duncan
Vice President: Ricky Johnson

FEC P20005252
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Stephen Gaylord Durham
Vice President: Christina López

FEC P20004651; 31 Dec 12; Tot $38,295; Dsb $38,295
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution)     former Congressman Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr.
Vice President, James N. "Jim" Clymer

FEC P20004685; 26 Nov 12; Tot $202,258; Dsb $202,253
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party)     Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
Vice President: Jonathan D. "J.D." Ellis

FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Erin Kent Magee
Vice President: William T. Harney

FEC P20002648; 26 Nov 12; Tot $68; Dsb $5,458
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Dean Daniel Morstad
Vice President: Josh P. Franke-Hyland

FEC P20004172; 26 Nov 12; Tot $11,372; Dsb $11,371
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Barbara Ann K. "Barb" Prokopich
Vice President: Allen R. "Al" Farnham
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Jill Ann Reed
Vice President: Thomas A. "Tom" Cary.
Twelve Visions

FEC P20003208; 26 Nov 12; Tot $45,217; Dsb $46,660
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Rick L. Rogers
Vice President: Marilyn Jean Downs

FEC P20005179
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Kevin M. "Kev Thorn" Thorne
Vice President: Colin H. Thorne
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Gerald Legarde "Jerry" Warner
Vice President: Ricky A. Hood
Total 300,495 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 112th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Mark Begich
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Class 3 Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski
Appointed by Governor Frank H. Murkowski (Republican) on 20 December 2002, to fill vacancy left by the resignation of her father, the same Frank H. Murkowski, when he resigned to become Governor of the State on 2 December 2002. First elected: 2004; relected: 2010.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Sean R. Parnell
Entered office 26 July 2009 upon the resignation of Governor Sarah H. Palin. First elected: 2010.
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

112th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2010, 2012. No Term Limit. 112th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment - map
Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Don E. Young
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2012
First elected: 6 March 1973- in a Special Election re: the presumed death of Congressman Nick Begich in a plane crash, 16 October 1972 (Congressman Begich was re-elected to the House of the 93rd Congress, 7 November 1972, before he was declared legally dead and his seat thereby declared vacant)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Renominated - 28 August 2012 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment
  Elected Republican 185,296 63.94% Congressman Don E. Young
FEC H6AK00045; 26 Nov 12; Tot $1,002,311; Dsb $631,720
  Candidate Democratic 82,927 28.61% state Representative Sharon Marie Cissna
FEC H2AK00119; 30 Sep 12; Tot $13,150; Dsb $5,565
  Candidate Libertarian 15,028 5.19% Jim C. McDermott
FEC H2AK00143
  Candidate Non Affiliated 5,589 1.93% Ted Gianoutsos
FEC H2AK00176
  Candidate Scattering 964 0.33% Write-in
  Candidate Non Affiliated     Sidney I. Hill
FEC H2AK00184
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Clinton DesJarlais
FEC H2AK00150
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     David F. "Dave" Dohner
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Fletcher G. Fuller, Jr.
FEC H2AK00168
Total 289,804 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 2 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Reform (affiliates): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  Non Affiliated: 17 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 2 candidates
  Write-in: 20 candidates
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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