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Copyright Alaska
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2000 Census:628,933 (0.22% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2010 Census:721,523 (0.23% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)

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States Alphabetically    Current Alaska Statewide Office Holders

Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Alaska
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 24 August 1912. 37 Stat. 512; previously, the "District" of Alaska as of 17 May 1884; originally formally annexed by the United States via Treaty with the Russian Empire, 30 March 1867
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 3 January 1959 upon Proclamation by President Dwight Eisenhower (73 Stat. c16)
  The 49th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: WEST
 Region: Pacific
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 7 July 1958 [72 Stat. 339: recognizing a State government already formed]
1st (1959-) [Adopted: 5 February 1956 Convention convened, 8 November 1955, Ratified: 24 April 1956 effective upon Admission, 3 January 1959]

Executive Branch   All States
Chief Executive
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor (1959--) [under State's 1st Constitution]
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2021 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

Legislative Branch   All States
  LEGISLATURE (1912--) [as both a Territory and a State]
Upper House
  Senate (1912--) [as both a Territory and a State]
Lower House
  House of Representatives (1912--) [as both a Territory and a State]

Judicial Branch   All States
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court (1960--) Constitutional Court [FOR: statewide]
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Appeals (1980--) Statutory Court [FOR: statewide]
General Trial Jurisdiction
  District Court (1884-1959) Constitutional Court [FOR: entire District(-1912-)Territory]
  Superior Court (1959--) Constitutional Court [FOR: borough or equivalent]
Limited Jurisdiction
  Municipal Court (1912-1959) Statutory Court [FOR: municipality]
  District Court (1959--) Statutory Court [FOR: judicial district]
  Magistrate Court (1960--) Statutory Court [FOR: municipality]
Special Jurisdiction
  Commissioners' Court (1900-1959) Constitutional Court [FOR: entire District(-1912-) Territory]

Local Government
  Borough [Type: Strong, Executive and Legislative: ASSEMBLY]
   district [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
  City [Separated from MCD: ---, Population requirement(s): none, Form(s) of government: Mayor/Council]

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Alaska Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
General Election   All States
  Tuesday after 1st Monday in November of every even-numbered year [AK Statutes 15.15.020]
(NOTE: Article V, Section 5 of the AK Constitution sets the 2nd Tuesday in October of every even-numbered year as the General Election date but also allows that "the month and day may be changed by law" [and so it has been!])
Presidential Primary   All States
  (--1984) None... Presidential Primary legislation [AK Statutes 15.25.220-15.25.280] repealed, 1984
State Primary   All States
  (--2013) 4th Tuesday in August of every even-numbered year [AK Statutes 15.25.020]
  (2013--) ... third Tuesday in August of every even-numbered year. [AK Statutes 15.25.020]
Polling times   All States
  Polls open: 7 AM local time
Polls close: 8 PM local time
[AK Statutes 15.15.080(a)]

Links  Links to other web sites
Constitution    All States
  Alaska State Constitution
  Infobases (Statutes)
Election Authority
  Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC
  Alaska Division of Elections
  Alaska Public Offices Commission
Legislature    All States
  Alaska Legislature
  Alaska State Legislature's House Majority
  House of Representatives
  State Senate
  Alaska Democrats
  Alaska's Democratic Legislators
  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 - 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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