Alaska Voters Face Unusual Ballot for Aug. 16 Election

Posted on 06/30/22 by The AARP Bulletin

Alaska voters should closely read their ballots for the Tuesday, Aug. 16, election.

They’ll rank their choices in a special election to determine who serves the remainder of the term for late U.S. Rep. Don Young (R). Separately, for a primary election, they’ll select one candidate for that congressional seat to advance to the November general election, which will determine who begins serving in the congressional seat in January.

Other primary races include U.S. senator, governor and lieutenant governor, and state legislators. All voters receive the same ballot and choose one candidate in each primary race; the top four vote-getters advance.

Learn more at AARP’s Alaska election guide,, or at

Early voting begins Monday, Aug. 1; mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, Aug. 16.

This story is provided by AARP Alaska. Visit the AARP Alaska page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

More from AARP in Juneau

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at; additional AARP information and resources are at En español, visite

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Juneau
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner