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  Alaska
State Government
  Governor  Mike J. Dunleavy 1 18 +7.03%
  Lieutenant Governor  Kevin G. Meyer 1 18 +7.03%
 Attorney General   
  AK State Senate  Republican Party Control 0 18 +40.00%
  AK State House  Coalition Control 0 18 +19.51%
President
  President  Donald Trump 1 16 +14.73%
Senate
  Senate Class II  Daniel S. Sullivan 1 14 +2.13%
  Senate Class III  Lisa Murkowski 3 16 +15.20%
House of Representatives
  AK - At-Large  Don Young 23 18 +6.58%
County List
 Boroughs   
Initiatives and Referenda
 Public Questions   

Sub-Races
% Of Total VotesOfficeAlaska WinnerYrAlaska Votes% of Sub% Vs. Full Race
0.56% U.S. Executive   Donald Trump 16 3 100.00% +43.49%
0.23% Popular Vote   Donald Trump 16 163,387 51.28% +5.20%

Neighbors
British Columbia, Canada  
Chukotka, Autonomous Regions  
Yukon, Canada  

State DETAILS
Parents > United States  
Websitehttp://www.state.ak.us/
Established January 03, 1959
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorScottĀ³
Last ModifiedRP November 28, 2015 09:34am
Description State of Alaska
"North to the Future"

The largest state of the Union in terms of physical size, Alaska lies to the far north of the Pacific Ocean bordering Russia, Canada and the Arctic.

It is the 49th state and is comprised of 25 counties. The capital is Juneau.

On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward signed an agreement with Russian Minister to the United States Baron Edouard Stoeckl ceding possession of the vast territory of Alaska to the U.S. for the sum of $7.2 million. In 1879, lacking a civil infrastructure in the new American district, the United States Navy took control over Alaska under the leadership of Commander L. A. Beardslee who became its military governor. Congress' passage of the First Organic Act of 1884 stripped military power over Alaska and installed various localized civil governments throughout the district. In 1897, the Klondike Gold Rush ushered in a wave of migration into Alaska.

In April of 1912, Congress passed the Second Organic Act which conferred territory status, a mandate to create a legislature and appointment of a governor. In January of 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower officially endorsed statehood for Alaska & on January 3, 1959 he signed the official declaration making Alaska the 49th state.

General Elections: Polling places open from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Primary Elections: Held on the 4th Tuesday in August of every even-numbered year.
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Legislative terms begin on the second Monday in January following a presidential election year and on the third Tuesday in January following a gubernatorial election.
PVIR+18.99 ( D-11.63 R+5.19 I-0.12 N+2.46 LBT+2.59 G+0.73 CST+1.06 NPA+0.39 PSL-0.05 ADP-0.02 BFA-0.54 )

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Largest Population Cities  
# City County Population As Of
1 Anchorage Anchorage 279,243 2008-07-01
2 Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star 35,132 2008-07-01
3 Juneau Juneau 30,711 2000-04-01
4 Wasilla Matanuska-Susitna 10,256 2008-07-01
5 Palmer Matanuska-Susitna 8,201 2008-07-01
6 Kenai Kenai Peninsula 7,742 2008-07-01
7 Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway 7,280 2008-07-01
8 Bethel Bethel 6,468 2008-07-01
9 Kodiak Kodiak Island 6,228 2008-07-01
10 Homer Kenai Peninsula 5,802 2008-07-01
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Largest Population Counties  
# County State Population As Of
1 Anchorage AK 291,826 2010-04-01
2 Fairbanks North Star AK 98,660 2009-07-01
3 Matanuska-Susitna AK 88,379 2009-07-01
4 Kenai Peninsula AK 54,665 2009-07-01
5 Juneau AK 31,275 2010-04-01
6 Kodiak Island AK 13,346 2009-07-01
7 Ketchikan Gateway AK 13,005 2009-07-01
8 Northwest Arctic AK 7,444 2009-07-01
9 North Slope AK 6,752 2009-07-01
10 Aleutians East AK 3,141 2010-04-01
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INFORMATION LINKS
Alaska Democratic Party  Discuss
Alaska Libertarian Party  Discuss
Alaskan Independence Party  Discuss
Division of Elections: State of Alaska  Discuss
Green Party of Alaska  Discuss
Republican Moderate Party of Alaska  Discuss
Republican Party of Alaska  Discuss
State Division of Elections  Discuss
State of Alaska  Discuss
State of Alaska Governor  Discuss
State of Alaska Legislature  Discuss

PARTY REGISTRATION
Pty Amount % Yr Chg As Of Contributor
I 253,485 43.83% +4.93% Oct 03, 2019 ev0lv
R 140,177 24.24% -1.82% Oct 03, 2019 ev0lv
N 83,551 14.45% -2.83% Oct 03, 2019 ev0lv
D 73,788 12.76% -2.53% Oct 03, 2019 ev0lv
AKI 17,037 2.95% -0.37% Oct 03, 2019 ev0lv
LBT 7,238 1.25% -3.00% Oct 03, 2019 ev0lv
G 1,626 0.28% -2.94% Oct 03, 2019 ev0lv
VPA 1,172 0.20% +4.98% Oct 03, 2019 ev0lv
CST 131 0.02% +4.98% Sep 03, 2013 Zeus the Moose
CST 78 0.01% +4.98% Oct 12, 2012 RBH

DEMOGRAPHIC
Population
Demographic Amount % As Of Contributor
Population 710,231 100.00% Apr 01, 2010 RP
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MEDIA

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 10:00am Jan 01, 1900 11:00pm General Election AK Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Aug 24, 2010 10:00am Aug 24, 2010 11:00pm Primary Election AK Primary Election  RP 
Mar 06, 2012 09:00pm Mar 07, 2012 01:00am Presidential Primary AK Republican Presidential Caucus  RP 
Aug 28, 2012 10:00am Aug 28, 2012 11:00pm Primary Election AK Primary Election  RP 
Aug 16, 2016 10:00am Aug 16, 2016 10:00pm Primary Election AK Primary Election  RP 
Aug 21, 2018 10:00am Aug 21, 2018 10:00pm Primary Election AK Primary Election  RP 
Aug 18, 2020 10:00am Aug 18, 2020 10:00pm Primary Election AK Primary Election  RP 

BOOKS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 07, 2019 09:00am News In unprecedented split, Alaska legislators will meet separately Monday in Wasilla and Juneau   Article RP 
Jan 12, 2018 12:00pm Profile How to Turn a Red State Purple (Democrats Not Required)  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 27, 2017 06:00pm Report Trump administration threatens retribution against Alaska over Murkowski health votes  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 30, 2015 09:30pm Rule Change Obama will rename the highest U.S. peak, dropping McKinley for Denali  Article RP 
Jun 08, 2011 07:00pm News (Alaska) Democratic lawmakers blast board's redistricting proposal  Article ScottĀ³ 
Aug 18, 2010 12:00pm News Though Leery of Washington, Alaska Feasts on Its Dollars  Article ArmyDem 

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