Early voting will begin Monday for primary elections on the Kenai Peninsula, with contested races occurring on both the state and national level.
Early voting, both absentee and in-person, will take place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 17. Primary Election Day will occur on Aug. 18 and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In the race for one of Alaska’s two seats in the U.S. Senate, incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan has no challengers in the Republican primary. On the other side of this race, there are four challengers in the Alaska Democratic Party and Independence Party Primary: Chris Cummings, nonpartisan; Al Gross, nonpartisan; John Wayne Howe, Alaskan Independence Party; and Edgar Blatchford, Democrat.
In the race for Alaska’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent Rep. Don Young is facing two challengers in the Republican primary: Gerald Heikes and John Nelson.
Competing for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House race are Ray Tugatuk, Democrat; Alyse Galvin, nonpartisan; and William Hibler, Democrat.
On the state level, there is a four-way primary within the Republican party for State House Representative of District 30, which represents the cities of Kenai and Soldotna. Incumbent Rep. Gary Knopp is facing a challenge from Kelly Wolf, Ron Gillham and James Baisden, all Republican.
Alaska’s Republican primary ballots are available only to voters who have registered Republican, nonpartisan or undeclared. Alaska’s Democratic primary ballots are available to any registered voter. Voters may only choose one ballot when voting in the primary.
To check your voter registration status, apply for an absentee ballot or find your polling location, visit elections.alaska.gov.