By the numbers alone, Anchorage’s first election held by mail has been a smashing success.
Election Day was Tuesday, and almost 80,000 votes have already been received by elections officials, setting a record for the most ever cast in an Anchorage muncipal election.
State elections officials have already been asking the obvious question: If it worked for Anchorage, could it work for the rest of the state?
“I think it very well might,” said Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak and a member of the state’s elections policy task force. “If half of our population is voting by mail and it’s a good experience, why wouldn’t the rest of the state want to do that?”
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