The Green Papers: Alaska 2020 General Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 18 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Monday 1 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary, Independent.
Wednesday 5 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - Independent Presidential candidates.
Tuesday 18 August 2020 - Primary. 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.
Tuesday 18 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - No-party candidates nominating petitions.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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)
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)

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Alaska State and Local Government

Alaska 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

Any voter may participate in the Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party, and Alaskan Independence Party primary. Only voters registered with the party affiliation of Republican, Nonpartisan, or Undeclared may vote in the Alaska Republican Party primary.

Primary and General Election Candidate List and Candidate Filing Forms and Information from the Alaska Division of Elections.


President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. 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 by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (4 write-ins)
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Eric C. Boddie
for Vice President: Eric C. Stoneham
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa Howard

FEC P00011189; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,835; Dsb $1,511
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Deborah Ann Rouse
for Vice President: Sheila Cannon

FEC P00005207
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Kasey Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells

FEC P00007864

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Dan Sullivan
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Edgar Blatchford
FEC S6AK00177
  Candidate Democratic     Christopher Charles "Chris" Cumings
FEC S0AK00212
  Candidate Democratic; Non Affiliated     Al Gross
FEC S0AK00196; 29 Jul 20; Tot $5,241,168; Dsb $2,297,071
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Dan Sullivan
FEC S4AK00214; 29 Jul 20; Tot $6,264,492; Dsb $2,068,337
  Candidate Green     Jed Party Whittaker
  Candidate Alaskan Independence     John Wayne Howe
  Candidate Non Affiliated     Sid Hill

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 (as a write-in), 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

  Republican Governor  Mike J. Dunleavy
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

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

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Kevin G. Meyer
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Donald E. "Don" Young
First elected: 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)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (6) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic; Non Affiliated     Alyse S. Galvin
FEC H8AK00140; 29 Jul 20; Tot $2,266,365; Dsb $879,708
  Candidate Democratic     William D. "Bill" Hibler
FEC H6AK00243
  Candidate Democratic     Ray Sean Tugatuk
  Candidate Republican     Gerald L. "Jer" Heikes
FEC H6AK00268
  Candidate Republican     T. "John" Nelson
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Donald E. "Don" Young
FEC H6AK00045; 29 Jul 20; Tot $1,362,384; Dsb $767,974

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): 3 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 4 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): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 4 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.

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Alaska State Constitution
  Infobases (Statutes)
Election Authority
  Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC
  Alaska Division of Elections
  Alaska Public Offices Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Alaska Legislature
  Alaska State Legislature's House Majority
  House of Representatives
  State Senate
  Alaska Democrats
  Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus
  Alaska's Democratic Legislators
  House and Senate Legislative Majorities (Republican)
  Republican Party of Alaska
Third Party
  Alaska Constitution Party
  Alaska Constitution Party
  Alaska Libertarian Party
  Alaskan Independence Party
  Green Party of Alaska
  Justice Party of Alaska
  The Unity Party of Alaska
Media & others - 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 - Alaska
  The Alaska Star - Eagle River
  The Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks
  The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla
  The Midnight Sun
  The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai


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