Special primary election June 11 to fill Don Young's seat

JUNEAU (AP) — State election officials on March 22 announced plans for a June 11 special primary and an Aug. 16 special election to fill the U.S. House seat left vacant with the death of Alaska Rep. Don Young.

The winner would serve the remainder of Young’s term, which ends in January.

Another election would be held in November to fill the next full two-year term in Congress, which will start in January.

Officials are planning for the special primary to be conducted by mail given the short timeline to hold the election, said Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, who oversees elections in the state. State law...


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