The Green Papers: Alaska 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Primary for House At-Large: Saturday 11 June 2022
✓ Primary and Special General Election for U.S. House At-Large: Tuesday 16 August 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Friday 1 April 2022 - Filing Deadline - Special Primary for House At-Large .
Wednesday 1 June 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary, Independent .
Saturday 11 June 2022 - Special Primary for House At-Large . Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p AKDT (1500-0400 UTC) / 7:00a-8:00p HADT (1600-0500 UTC). By-mail election, ballots may be received through 21 June. Alaska Time covers most of the state except for the Aleutian Islands west of Umnak Island (approximately half of Aleutian Islands).
Tuesday 16 August 2022 - Primary and Special General Election for U.S. House At-Large . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p AKDT (1500-0400 UTC) / 7:00a-8:00p HADT (1600-0500 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.
Thursday 3 November 2022 - Filing Deadline - Write-in (letter of intent) .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p AKST (1600-0500 UTC) / 7:00a-8:00p HAST (1700-0600 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.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:736,081 (0.24% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
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)
Capital:Juneau
 

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Alaska State and Local Government


Any voter may participate in the Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party, and Alaskan Independence Party primary.

Beginning in 2022, all candidates, party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan Primary. The top four vote getters, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the General Election. The General Election uses an instant-runoff where voters rank their choices (for all offices including President). Should no candidate win a majority (50% + 1), the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated. Voters who voted for the lowest vote-getter as their 1st choice have their votes redistributed to their 2nd choice. The process continues until one candidate receives a majority.


2022 Primary, Special Primary Election for U.S. Representative, and General Election candidate lists from the Alaska Division of Elections.

2022 Primary and General Elections General Information from the Alaska Division of Elections.

16 August 2022 Primary Election Information from the Alaska Division of Elections.


10-11 June 2022 update: Superior Court Judge Una Gandbhir ruled that the by-mail special primary election cannot be certified until visually impaired voters are provided with a full and fair opportunity to participate. The Alaska Department of Law plans to appeal to Alaska Supreme Court. Ref: Juneau Empire.
11 June 2022: The Alaska Supreme Court vacated the Superior Court ruling allowing the results to be certified.

11 June 2022 Special Primary US House At-Large Returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.

21 June 2022: Al Gross withdrew from the Special Election. Therefore, there will be 3 candidates on the August special general election. The Alaska Supreme Court concurred on 25 June.


Mail-in ballots postmarked by 16 August 2022 are counted providing they are received through 31 August.

16 August 2022 primary Returns from an official source. Results from a media source.


8 November 2022 General Election Information from the Alaska Division of Elections.

The Alaska Division of Elections will run instant runoff tabulations for the 8 November 2021 General Election on 23 November.

The General Election uses an instant-runoff where voters rank their choices (for all offices including President). Should no candidate win a majority (50% + 1), the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated. Voters who voted for the lowest vote-getter as their 1st choice have their votes redistributed to their 2nd choice. The process continues until one candidate receives a majority.

8 November 2022 General Election returns from the Alaska Division of Elections. Vote totals last updated 1 December 2022 per the certified vote.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Dan Sullivan
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Lisa Murkowski
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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 (as a write-in), 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot -
Since no candidate received a majority of the votes in the 8 November general election, this race was determined by ranked choice as show below.
 Candidate list (4, 5 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 136,330 53.70% Senator  Lisa Murkowski
8 November 2022: Rank choice elected in round 3.
16 August 2022 primary: Advances to General Election with 45%, 1st place.

FEC S4AK00099; 19 Oct 22; Tot $8,861,104; Dsb $7,687,483
  Candidate Republican 117,534 46.30% former state Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly C. Tshibaka
16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 39%, 2nd place.

FEC S2AK00127; 19 Oct 22; Tot $4,888,448; Dsb $4,196,020
  Candidate Democratic     Patricia "Pat" Chesbro
8 November 2022: Rank choice eliminated in round 2.
16 August 2022 primary: Advances to General Election with 7%, 3rd place.

FEC S2AK00226; 19 Oct 22; Tot $184,771; Dsb $156,020
  Candidate Write-in; (Nonpartisan)     Ted Gianoutsos
FEC S4AK00115
  Candidate Write-in; (Nonpartisan)     Shoshana Gungurstein
Running as a write-in after loosing the primary.

FEC S2AK00218; 19 Oct 22; Tot $32,700; Dsb $32,480
  Candidate Write-in; (Nonpartisan)     Sidney "Sid" Hill
Running as a write-in after loosing the primary.

FEC S0AK00162
  Candidate Republican     Buzz A. Kelley
8 November 2022: Rank choice eliminated in round 1.
12 September 2022: Dropping out endorsing his Kelly C. Tshibaka (Republican). Remains on the ballot.
16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 2%, 4nd place.

FEC S2AK00242
  Candidate Write-in; (Alaskan Independence; Undeclared)     Joe T. Stephens
Running as a write-in after loosing the primary.

FEC S2AK00176; 28 Nov 22; Tot $71; Dsb $71
  Candidate Scattering     Write-in
Total 253,864 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Mike J. Dunleavy
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 132,632 50.29% Governor  Mike J. Dunleavy
for Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Dahlstrom

16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 41%, 1st place.
  Candidate Democratic 63,851 24.21% former state Representative Les Gara
for Lieutenant Governor: Jessica A. Cook
16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 23%, 2nd place.
  Candidate Nonpartisan 54,668 20.73% former Alaska Governor Bill Walker
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas
16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 22%, 3rd place.
Bill Walker was first elected Governor in 2014 and an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2018.
  Candidate Republican 11,817 4.48% former Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce
for Lieutenant Governor: Edie Grunwald
16 August 2022 Primary: Received 7%, 4th place.
30 September 2022: Resigned from the office of Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor to focus on his gubernatorial campaign.
26 October 2022: Edie Grunwald withdrew after Charlie Pierce is sued over allegations of sexually harassment. She remains on the ballot.
  Candidate Scattering 784 0.30% Write-in
Total 263,752 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor Kevin G. Meyer
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 28 December 2021: "I will not be running for re-election to Lieutenant Governor in 2022."

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mary Sattler Peltola
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 16 August 2023 in a Special Election re: the passing of Member of Congress Donald E. "Don" Young (Republican)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated -
Since no candidate received a majority of the votes in the 8 November general election, this race was determined by ranked choice as show below.
 Candidate list (4, 9 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 137,263 54.96% Member of Congress  Mary Sattler Peltola
8 November 2022: Rank choice elected in round 3.
16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 37%, 1st place, won the Special Election for this seat.

FEC H2AK01158; 19 Oct 22; Tot $5,785,807; Dsb $3,364,338
  Candidate Republican 112,471 45.04% former Governor Sarah H. Palin
16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 30%, 2nd place.

FEC H2AK00226; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,742,020; Dsb $1,621,819
  Candidate Write-in     David Ambrose
FEC H2AK00556
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Jay R. Armstrong
Running as a write-in after loosing the primary.

FEC H2AK00267
  Candidate Republican     Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Begich, III
8 November 2022: Rank choice eliminated in round 2.
16 August 2022 Primary: Advances to General Election with 26%, 3rd place.
Grandson of late Member of Congress Nick Begich.

FEC H2AK01083; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,552,357; Dsb $1,078,816
  Candidate Write-in; (Undeclared)     Joe Bredar
FEC H2AK00564
  Candidate Libertarian     Chris Bye
8 November 2022: Rank choice eliminated in round 1.
16 August 2022 Primary: Received 1%. Advanced to 4th place after Tara M. Sweeney (Republican) withdrew.

FEC H2AK01216; 19 Oct 22; Tot $7,969; Dsb $3,855
  Candidate Write-in; (Nonpartisan)     Lady Donna Dutchess
Running as a write-in after loosing the primary.

FEC H2AK01182
  Candidate Write-in; (American Independent)     Robert Ornelas
FEC H2AK00358
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Brad Snowden
FEC H2AK00507
  Candidate Write-in; (Undeclared)     Sherry A. Strizak
FEC H2AK00523
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Ernest F. Thomas
FEC H2AK00259
  Candidate Scattering     Write-in
Total 249,734 100.00%  
 Member of Congress Donald E. "Don" Young (Republican) who was first elected on 6 March 1973 in a Special Election (re: the presumed death of Member of Congress Nick Begich in a plane crash, 16 October 1972. Member of Congress 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).
On 18 March 2022, Member of Congress Young, 88, passed away.
A special general election has been called to fill the seat for the remainder of the term which runs to January 2023. The special primary is 11 June and the special general election is 16 August.
16 August 2022: former state Representative Mary Sattler Peltola is elected in a Special Election.

Special Election - 117th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Special Election - 18 March 2022: Member of Congress Donald E. "Don" Young, 88, passed away.
A special general election has been called to fill the seat for the remainder of the term ending in January 2023. The filing deadline is 1 April, the special (mostly vote-by-mail) primary is 11 June, and the special (vote in-person or by-mail) general election is 16 August (concurrent with the date of the regular primary). The top 4 vote-getters regardless of party in the 11 June primary will advance to the 16 August runoff/general election. The special election is a ranked choice. The voters may rank up to 4 candidates (including a write-in) candidate from first to last.

2022 Special Election Law and Procedures, 2022 Special Election FAQ, and Special Election Ballot from the Alaska Division of Elections.

Results are released by the Alaska Division of Elections on 11, 15, 17, and 21 June.

11 June 2022 Special Primary: Returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.

21 June 2022: Al Gross, 3rd place winner, withdrew from the Special Election. Therefore, there will be 3 candidates on the August special general election.

Ranked Choice Voting results will not be available until 31 August 2022 once all eligible ballots are reviewed and counted.
Votes cast for 3rd place candidate, Nick Begich, III were redistributed to his supporters' 2nd choice.
Mary S. Peltola is elected in the 2nd round.
Reference.

 Candidate list (3, 5 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 91,266 51.48% former state Representative Mary Sattler Peltola
16 August 2022 Special General: Mary S. Peltola is elected with more than 50% in the 2nd round of ranking.
11 June 2022 Primary: Advances to runoff with 9%, 4th place.

FEC H2AK01158; 19 Oct 22; Tot $5,785,807; Dsb $3,364,338
  Candidate Republican 86,026 48.52% former Governor Sarah H. Palin
11 June 2022 Primary: Advances to runoff with 28%, 1st place.

FEC H2AK00226; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,742,020; Dsb $1,621,819
  Candidate Republican     Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Begich, III
16 August 2022 Special General: Since no candidate received 50% of the vote, votes cast for 3rd place candidate Nick Begich, III were redistributed to his supporters' 2nd choice.
11 June 2022 Primary: Advances to runoff with 19%, 2nd place.
Grandson of late Member of Congress Nick Begich

FEC H2AK01083; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,552,357; Dsb $1,078,816
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Chris Bye
FEC H2AK01216; 19 Oct 22; Tot $7,969; Dsb $3,855
  Candidate Write-in; (American Independent)     Robert Ornelas
FEC H2AK00358
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Tara M. Sweeney
FEC H2AK01174; 08 Nov 22; Tot $332,195; Dsb $332,195
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Ernest Thomas
FEC H2AK00259
  Candidate Scattering     Write-in
Total 177,292 100.00%  
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 12 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence: 1 candidate
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent): 2 candidates
  Justice Party
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Nonpartisan: 5 candidates
  Undeclared: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 4 candidates
  Write-in: 16 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.

Notes

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.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC
  Alaska Division of Elections
  Alaska Public Offices Commission
Democratic
  Alaska Democrats
  Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus
  Alaska's Democratic Legislators
Republican
  Republican Party of Alaska
Third Party
  Alaska Constitution Party
  Alaska Constitution Party
  Alaska Libertarian Party
  Alaskan Independence Party
  Green Party of Alaska 11 January 2021: Green Party National Committee decertifies the Alaska Green Party due to the Alaska affiliate's declining to place the Green Party of the United States presidential nominees on the Alaska ballot.
  Justice Party of Alaska
  The Unity Party of Alaska
Media & others
  alaskapublic.org - APRN - Alaska Public Telecommunications -Anchorage
  Anchorage Daily News
  Homer Tribune - Homer
  Juneau Empire
  Ketchikan Daily News
  Kodiak Daily Mirror
  KTUU TV - NBC - Anchorage
  KUAC FM - NPR/PBS - Fairbanks
  Nome Nugget
  Petersburg Pilot
  Politics1.com - Alaska
  The Alaska Star - Eagle River
  The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla
  The Midnight Sun
  The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai

 


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