Compare where Alaska's candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House stand on the issues.
A resource for voters in Alaska's Nov. 8 election
Alaskans voted in races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and 59 of 60 seats in the Alaska Legislature, and whether to call a constitutional convention.
Candidates: Mike Dunleavy (Republican), Les Gara (Democrat), Charlie Pierce (Republican), Bill Walker (independent)
Candidates: Pat Chesbro (Democrat), Lisa Murkowski (Republican), Kelly Tshibaka (Republican)
Candidates: Nick Begich III (Republican), Chris Bye (Libertarian), Sarah Palin (Republican), Mary Peltola (Democrat)
Key election dates
• Nov. 8: Election Day. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
• Nov. 23: Ranked choice vote tabulations are expected from the Division of Elections — meaning this is when we'll likely know final election outcomes.
Ranked choice voting
Under Alaska's new election system, ranked choice voting will be used in the Nov. 8 general election.
In each race, voters will select their preferred candidate as their first choice. After that, you'll have the option of ranking other candidates as your second choice, third choice, etc.
After votes are initially tallied, if no candidate receives more than 50%, the candidate with the fewest number of votes is knocked out of contention. Then their supporters' votes will be redistributed to their second choices, and the process repeats until a candidate has a majority of votes.
For more information on how ranked choice voting works in Alaska, visit the Division of Elections website.