Voter log changes could delay Alaska results
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records.
Election officials have not given an exact count of how many did so, but those who didn’t may have to vote a questioned ballot in Tuesday’s primary election.
The hiccup stems from the implementation of a 2016 ballot initiative that resulted in changes to some Alaskans’ voter information.
The initiative called for the Division of Elections to register qualified Alaskans to vote when they apply for a check from the state’s oil-wealth fund.
The division says required opt-out notices were sent to voters whose addresses on their dividend application differed from their voter record address and to applicants not registered to vote.
Those who didn’t respond had their voter registration updated with information from their application or were registered to vote.
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