Polls are open until 8 p.m.
KMXT live national election coverage from NPR begins at 4:00.
Alaskans go to the polls today to decide who will sit in Alaska’s lone seat in the Congress, and to elect a new governor and lieutenant governor.
Voters will also decide who will represent Kodiak in the State House of Representatives.
They will also determine the fate of a hotly contested ballot measure designed to protect the state’s salmon streams and decide whether or not a number of judges should be retained.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the usual voting locations. Plus, since this is a general election, travelers and others have the option of voting at the Kodiak airport.
Nova Javier is the Kodiak Island Borough Clerk.
“The Kodiak airport on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., there’s going to be absentee voting representatives that will serve the voters. And at the airport they will have all the ballots from the 40 different districts in the State of Alaska.”
In addition to Kodiak, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka airports will have voting booths.
Javier says voters should bring valid I.D., but that Alaska has a long list of I.D. allowed including hunting and fishing licenses.
If you’ve lost your I.D. you’ll still be allowed to vote.
“We don’t refuse anyone from voting, even if they say, ‘I don’t have an I.D.’ We’ll let them vote by voting a questioned ballot. “
Sample ballots are available at voting locations. You can also download one online at the Alaska Division of Election website. The official election pamphlet is also online. Be sure to check the one for Kodiak.
Also, remember that even though they are both still on the ballot, Gov. Bill Walker and former Lt. Governor Byron Mallott are no longer running for office.