Talk:Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

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List of candidates is not accurate

Thanks to all who have contributed to this page ... but I think I need to give a bit of information regarding how the primary elections work in Alaska.

When voters go and vote in the primary elections, they will get one of three possible ballots. One includes ballot measures only (no partisan candidates). One includes the Republican candidates and ballot measures. The other one currently includes all other recognized parties - Alaskan Independence, Democratic, and Libertarian Parties - and is known as the "ADL" ballot.

The candidates on the ADL ballot are only competing with other candidates of their own political party. For example, in District 25, Harley Brown won the Libertarian primary (running unopposed) and Mike Doogan won the Democratic primary (running unopposed). Doogan did not defeat Brown in this primary. They were both on the same ballot but they were not competing against each other - only against other candidates of their own parties (and in these cases there were no other candidates on that ballot).

If you click on this link and go to the Alaska General Election Candidate List, you will find that both Brown and Doogan are listed as candidates for District 25 for the November general election (as well as Thomas Higgins, the Republican candidate).

Response

Thank you so much for leaving this note. I have fixed and updated the candidate lists to reflect the inaccuracies. Please let me know if there are any other issues you find. --Geoff Pallay 08:58, 10 October 2010 (CDT)

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