What will happen in the primary?
The primary will use a top-four system
, which means that candidates of all parties
, and those with no party affiliation
, run on the same primary ballot
— just as candidates did for the special election’s
. The top four performing candidates will then advance to the November general election for the full term
Why is this happening?
Young’s death led to the special election. He held the seat for 49 年份, and following his death, there was a crowded field of 48 candidates who competed in the June special primary election for the seat.
Alaskan officials set the special general election to take place on the same day as the already scheduled primary.
Who is running in the special general election?
While four candidates advanced to the special general
, only three candidates are on the ballot
, after independent candidate Al Gross 退出比赛
On the ballot
: former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee 莎拉·佩林
; Republican Nick Begich III
, who won the Alaska Republican Party’s endorsement in April and is the product of a powerful Alaska political family
; and former Democratic state Rep
. Mary Peltola
Palin’s attempt at a political comeback comes 13 years after she resigned the Alaska governor’s office in 2009 during her only term. 自那时候起, she has been a conservative media figure and has endorsed and campaigned with various Republican candidates, but she has been largely detached from Alaska politics.
Rival candidates and political observers in the state say the ranked choice voting process could hurt Palin’s chances in the general election
. She’s the best-known candidate in the race by far
, and has the endorsement of former President 唐纳德·特朗普
, who carried Alaska by
10 点入 2020. But Palin also faces opposition from voters still angry that she quit the governor’s office
Who is running in the primary?
, Begich and Peltola are also on the ballot for the regular primary Tuesday
, 随着 19 other candidates
When are polls open?
Polls in Alaska are open from 7 上午. 至 8 下午. 当地时间, but all Alaska voters can vote by mail. Mail ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 16 and received by Aug. 26.