By Gretchen Wehmhoff
With a little more than one-third of Alaska’s ballots yet to be counted, the results for the 2020 general and presidential election are not complete. The Alaska Division of Electiions will begin to count over 100,000 absentee ballots on Nov. 10.
Alaska has one U.S. Senate race waiting on results. The lone U.S. House of Representatives seat is also undetermined. Both seats have not been called by national news agencies due to the number of outstanding ballots. The uncounted ballots in Alaska have also kept Alaska’s electoral votes from being credited towards either candidate.
In local elections, Representative Sara Hannan (D-33), who ran uncontested, will be returning to the legislature in January. Senator Jesse Kiehl (D-Q)was not up for reelection.
The state will start counting over 100,000 absentee and early votes on Nov. 10. Any ballots postmarked by election day will still be counted as long as they arrive within 10 days, or 15 days for those sent from outside the country.
For up to date information, go to the Alaska Division of Elections.
The Skagway News will cover more results as they are released. As this is a state election, the municipal clerk will not have any additional details.