The Green Papers: Alaska 2023 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2023. Find 2024 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2020 Census:736,081 (0.24% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:3(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)

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Alaska State and Local Government

Alaska Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

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

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.

2024 PRIMARY ELECTION from the Alaska Division of Elections.


U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th 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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Dan Sullivan
FEC S4AK00214

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, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Mike J. Dunleavy
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Nancy Dahlstrom
First elected: 2022
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
14 November 2023: Candidate for the U.S. House in 2024.

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
At-Large Democratic Member of Congress  Mary Sattler Peltola
First elected: 16 August 2023 in a Special Election re: the passing of Member of Congress Donald E. "Don" Young (Republican); first elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Nicholas "Nick" Begich, III
FEC H2AK01083; 30 Sep 23; Tot $265,792; Dsb $78,828
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Nancy Dahlstrom
FEC H4AK00156
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Lady Donna Dutchess
  Candidate No Labels     Richard Grayson
Resident of Arizona. Running for Alaska House At-Large (No Labels), Arizona US Senate (Death to No Labels), Arizona House CD 9 (Democratic), Idaho CD 2 (Democratic), North Dakota House At-Large (No Labels).
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mary Sattler Peltola
FEC H2AK01158; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,776,156; Dsb $1,415,653

12 September 2023: The husband of Member of Congress Mary Sattler Peltola (Democratic), Eugene "Buzzy" Peltola, Jr., was killed in a Piper PA 18-150 Super Cub plane crash in southwest Alaska, about 64 miles from St. Mary's.


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, 1 candidate
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 3 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)
Other Third Parties
  Alaskan Independence
  Justice Party
  No Labels: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 candidate
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

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's Democratic Legislators
  Republican Party of Alaska
Third 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
  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 Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla
  The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai


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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
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