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November 2, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

Alaska's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
19 15 (78.9%) 40 26 (65.0%)

JUNEAU: Alaska: There are 59 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in Alaska, where polling places are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Alaska Time.[1] The state is divided between the Alaska time zone and the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone.

The State Senate is currently in the unique position of being equally split between Democrats and Republicans, with each party holding 10 seats. Republicans controlled the redistricting process, increasing the likelihood that they will gain control of the Upper Chamber in 2012.[2]

Of the 59 incumbents up for election in 2012, 53 (89.8%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 41 of 59 (69.5%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:



Alaska State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 10 7
     Republican Party 10 13
Total 20 20

Alaska House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 16 15
     Republican Party 24 25
Total 40 40


See also