Independent voters—those who identify as undeclared or nonpartisan voters—still account for the largest group of voters with a total of 3,682 votes cast so far.
A total of 3,726 Alaskans cast votes on the first day of early in-person voting in Alaska on Monday, bringing the grand total of Alaskans who’ve already voted in this year’s general election to 46,322.
More than 3,200 people had already cast their ballots by the time this was posted.
So simply put: You don’t need a witness signature for your by-mail absentee ballot to be counted, but you can get one of if you feel like it. Everything else still applies.
The state has refused to waive the measure on its own.
The much more Trump-friendly U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has not yet released any statement.
It’s better than nothing.
So many variables have changed, it’s difficult to really judge how a by-mail, ranked-choice election might change things in Alaska.
Senate Democrats raised grave concerns that the by-mail election could disenfranchise voters.
Ensuring Alaskans have access to free, fair and safe elections will require the state and municipalities to provide everyone the ability to vote without the fear of spreading or contracting COVID-19.