Alaska elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Alaska
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Alaska
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Alaska

The state of Alaska will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Alaska
Petition drive deadline for initiatives January 9, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (1) April 1, 2014 Red padlock.png
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Filing deadline for candidates for primary election June 2, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election July 20, 2014
Primary election date August 19, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election August 19, 2014
Petition filing deadline for independent candidates for general election August 19, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 5, 2014
School board elections (1) October 7, 2014
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for general election October 30, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
Local ballot measure election (1) November 4, 2014
School board elections (1) November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Alaska in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (4 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Alaska

U.S. Congress


See also: United States Senate elections in Alaska, 2014

Sen. Mark Begich (D) will face a tough re-election campaign. His vote for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will be a major issue in 2014. A unified Republican opposition to Begich could unseat the senator, still serving his first term.

Alaska State Legislature


See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2014 and Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Alaska
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
1.3 Race ratings
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U.S. Senate elections in Alaska

See also: United States Senate elections in Alaska, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Alaska will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 2, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alaska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election. The Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party allow any registered voters. The Alaska Republican Party allows only registered Republicans, nonpartisan or undeclared voters.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by July 20, 2014.[2] For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014.[3]

See also: Alaska elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Mark Begich (D). Begich was first elected in 2008.

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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Incumbent Mark Begich is a Democratic senator in a red state, making his seat one of the most vulnerable in 2014. The unpopularity of President Obama's healthcare mandate, combined with its poor implementation thus far, is likely to be a major issue that Begich will have to overcome in order to win re-election.

Race ratings


Most vulnerable seats

The Fiscal Times compiled a list of the seven most vulnerable Senate seats up for election in 2014. The seven included in the list are: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Going into the 2014 election, all seven seats are held by Democrats.[4]

Democratic incumbent Mark Begich defeated Ted Stevens in 2008 to win the seat. However, the potential loss of jobs at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks could cause Begich to take a hit in his bid for re-election.[4]

Polling indicates that Gov. Sean Parnell (R) could be Begich’s strongest opponent, but Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell (R) is the likeliest opponent. The seat is considered a toss-up.[4]

Washington Post top 10 races

According to an analysis by The Washington Post, the U.S. Senate election in Alaska is considered one of the top 10 Senate races of 2014. When Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan entered the race in late 2013, the Republican primary field became even more murky.[5]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Alaska
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Candidates
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Alaska

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Alaska, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Alaska will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 2, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Alaska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election. The Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party allow any registered voters. The Alaska Republican Party allows only registered Republicans, nonpartisan or undeclared voters.[1]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by July 20, 2014.[2] For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 5, 2014.[3]

See also: Alaska elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is Don Young (R), who was first elected in 1972. Alaska has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from Alaska.

Members of the U.S. House from Alaska -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 1 1

Candidates


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Republican Party Don Young - Incumbent
Republican Party John Cox
Republican Party David Dohner
Republican Party David Seaward
Democratic Party Forrest Dunbar
Democratic Party Frank Vondersaar
Libertarian Party Jim McDermott

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State executive official elections in Alaska

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See also: Alaska state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Alaska
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor

Two state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Alaska.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Alaska:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Lieutenant Governor



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State Senate election in Alaska

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See also: Alaska State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Alaska State Senate:

Alaska State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 7 Pending
     Republican Party 13 Pending
Total 20 20

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District BDistrict DDistrict FDistrict HDistrict JDistrict LDistrict NDistrict PDistrict RDistrict T

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State House elections in Alaska

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See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Alaska House of Representatives:

Alaska House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 14 Pending
     Republican Party 26 Pending
Total 40 40

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending until the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Alaska

See also: Alaska 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Four statewide ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Alaska.

On the ballot


August 19:

Type Title Subject Description
VR Ballot Measure 1 Taxes Repeals bill that grants tax breaks to oil companies

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
CISS Ballot Measure 2 Marijuana Decriminalizes marijuana in the state
CISS Ballot Measure 3 Minimum wage Increases the minimum wage in 2015 and 2016
CISS Ballot Measure 4 Business regulation Prohibits mining projects if harmful to wild salmon in fisheries reserve


Not on the ballot


Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS "Natural Right to Life" Initiative Abortion Protects "natural right to life" from beginning of biological development Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Set Net Ban Initiative Hunting and fishing Bans commercial shore gill nets and set nets Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA School Voucher Program Amendment Education Allows children to attend private or religious schools using public funds Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot


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Local ballot measure elections in Alaska

See also: Local ballot measures, Alaska and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for more 2014 Alaska local measures.

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School board elections in Alaska

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Alaska school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,145 seats. These elections will take place in 38 states.


State elections


A total of three Alaska school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for seven seats. Elections are spread throughout the year, including one on April 1, one on October 7 and one on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Alaska's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 80,570 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[22] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Alaska School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Anchorage School District 4/1/2014 2 7 49,206
Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District 10/7/2014 2 7 17,079
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District 11/4/2014 3 7 14,285



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Voting in Alaska

See also: Voting in Alaska

Important voting information

  • Alaska is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote in their primary election. The Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence Party allow any registered voters. The Alaska Republican Party allows only registered Republicans, nonpartisan or undeclared voters.[1]
  • As of July 2014, Alaska is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Alaska, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Alaska is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 15 days before an election and ends on election day.[23] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Alaska ranked 19th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Alaska received an overall score of 67%.[24]

See also

References

  1. State of Alaska Division of Elections Website, "Primary Election Information," accessed January 2, 2014
  2. DMV.org, "Voter Registration in Alaska," accessed January 3, 2014
  3. State of Alaska Division of Elections "2014 Election Dates and Hours," accessed February 19, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Fiscal Times, "7 Senate Seats Most at Risk—Hint: They’re All Blue" accessed February 15, 2013
  5. The Washington Post, "The Fix’s top 10 Senate races of 2014," accessed December 10, 2013
  6. CareClift for Alaska Facebook page, "Homepage," accessed May 19, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 State of Alaska Division of Elections, "2014 Governor candidates," accessed June 12, 2014
  8. Alaska Dispatch, "Byron Mallott to run for Alaska Governor," September 3, 2013
  9. J.R. Myers for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed February 27, 2014
  10. State of Alaska Division of Elections, "August 19, 2014 Primary Candidate List," accessed May 22, 2014
  11. Phil Stoddard for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Stoddard for Governor," accessed September 10, 2013
  12. Bill Walker for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 10, 2013
  13. Daily News Miner, Walker planning to run as independent for Alaska governor, August 1, 2013
  14. The Anchorage Daily-News, "Walker chooses Fleener as running mate in Independent bid for governor," October 14, 2013
  15. Alaska Dispatch, "Craig Fleener declares run for lieutenant governor with independent Bill Walker," October 14, 2013
  16. The Anchorage Daily News, "French to run for Lieutenant Governor," October 16, 2013
  17. Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Democrat French considering run for governor, August 14, 2013
  18. Anchorage Daily News, "McGuire files to run for lieutenant governor," June 5, 2013
  19. State of Alaska Division of Elections, "2014 General Official Candidate List, November 4, 2014 General Election Candidate List," accessed February 27, 2014
  20. " KTUU.com, "Mayor Dan Sullivan Announces Intent to Run for Lt. Governor," June 19, 2013
  21. State of Alaska Division of Elections, "August 19, 2014 Primary Candidate List," accessed August 8, 2013
  22. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  23. State of Alaska Division of Elections, "Absentee Early and In-person Voting," accessed December 18, 2013
  24. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014