2022 Statewide Elections Overview

Alaska will have two statewide elections in 2022.

  • Special election to fill the U.S. House seat vacancy created by the death of Congressman Don Young (until January 3, 2023).

  • General election for US Senate, US House of Representatives, Governor, Alaska Senate, and Alaska House of Representatives for the next terms.

2022 Alaska Election Timeline

Combo Ballot Explainer

How do I vote in the primary election?

The primary election is an open, pick 1 primary. All candidates for each office are on the same ballot, regardless of political affiliation. You don’t have to choose a ballot – all voters get the same ballot and may vote for one candidate per race. The top four vote-getters advance to the general election.

How do I vote in the special general election?

  • Rank the candidates you like in order of prefer.

  • Your favorite is your first choice.

  • Ranking other candidates doesn’t affect your first choice.

  • When you rank the candidates, you give your vote more power.

How are votes counted in the ranked choice voting general election?

  1. If a candidate receives a majority of first-choice votes (50%+1), they win.

  2. If no candidate receives a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and voters that ranked that candidate first have their vote counted for their next choice. This process continues until one candidate receives a majority of voters’ choices.