ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The State Division of Elections says all precincts have now reported results for the 2018 General Election. Some Southeast Alaska precincts had difficulties returning results electronically and had to mail memory cards through the mail.
After today’s final posting of results, the Division of Elections will not update its results again until additional ballots are counted on Tuesday, when early voting ballots not yet counted and absentee ballots will be counted, along with some questioned ballots.
The deadline for absentee ballots mailed from the U.S. and U.S. territories to arrive is Nov. 16, 10 days after election day. Nov. 21 is the deadline for ballots returned from overseas addresses. The Division expects to certify the 2018 Election on Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.
Only two races -- both in the Fairbanks area -- remain with a margin fewer than 100. Senate Seat A, which pits incumbent Senate President Pete Kelly against his challenger, Democratic former House Rep. Scott Kawasaki, has Kelly ahead by just 11 votes. In the running to fill Kawasaki's vacant seat, Republican Bart LeBon leads Democrat Kathryn Dodge by 79.