2022 Special Election for Alaska’s US House of Representatives Seat

Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer has made a statement about the special election to temporarily replace the Alaska US House of Representative’s seat, vacant now due to the death of Representative Don Young last week. This is a temporary election, where the winner will be seated some day in September until January 2023, when the winner of the 2022 November General Election will be seated.

The primary for the Special Election is scheduled for June 11, it will be a Ranked Choice election, and it will be Vote by Mail with the ability to Vote in Person at specified locations. Candidates have until April 1 to file to run for the position. If you are registered to vote 30 days before the election, a ballot will be mailed to your registered mailing address. Apply for an absentee ballot if you will be out of state.

Please visit the Division of Elections website to get up to date information on this election.  The Division of Elections is working on finalizing the election process and they have stated some of the dates they list may change as issues are addressed.

Alaska Division of Elections, Special Primary Election Procedures (alaska.gov)

Alaska Division of Elections, Special Primary Election FAQ (alaska.gov)

The Anchorage Daily News published an article on Wednesday, March 23rd that is informative and goes into greater detail.

Alaska plans unprecedented by-mail election in first step to replace Rep. Don Young (adn.com)