Winner of U.S. House election will be announced Wednesday


August 31, 2022

Whether Alaskans and the other 434 members of the U.S. House will be addressing Rep. Sarah Palin or Rep. Mary Peltola likely will be announced late Wednesday.

State elections officials plan to announce that day the final vote tally and election winner under Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system — it’s the deadline for any absentee ballots from overseas to arrive and be added to the count.

In-person voting for the election was held Aug. 16.

With a near-final ballot count released last Friday evening, more than 190,000 votes had been cast and turnout exceeded 32% — the highest Augu...

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