Be patient while they count the votes


November 9, 2022

The election is over, thankfully. No more campaign calls, tweets, texts or flyers in the mail. The polls closed around the state at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and now all that remains is to wait for the count.

Which will require patience.

That doesn’t mean anyone is stealing votes or changing ballots or messing with democracy and the will of the people. It just means that tens of thousands of Alaskans voted early, same as tens of millions of Americans. Some of those votes will be counted along with all the in-person ballots on Nov. 8, but many will not be tabulated until days after the election.


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