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By James Brooks
Anchorage Daily News 

Special election will fill congressional vacancy

 

March 23, 2022



The new election system approved by Alaska voters in 2020 will get an unexpected first test this summer with a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Congressman Don Young, Alaska’s sole member in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Alaskans will pick a temporary replacement for Young using a top-four special primary election and a special ranked-choice general election. The prospect is adding a historic extra dimension to what was already expected to be a major year in Alaska politics.

Alaska hasn’t had a statewide special election since 2007, and it hasn’t had...



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