2020 Alaska Primary

Shahla Farzan/KBBI

      Voter turnout for the Alaska Primary Election in House District 31, the Southern Kenai Peninsula, was 27.8 percent. The version of this story that aired misstated the voter turnout, which was much higher because of 2,012 absentee ballots cast.

Shahla Farzan/KBBI

      Preliminary Primary Election results show close races and a number of upsets brewing across the state. On the Kenai Peninsula, there’s a little bit of that drama, even though two incumbent state representatives are running unopposed.

Two challengers for incumbent Senator

Aug 18, 2020
Shahla Farzan/KBBI

There are three candidates vying for the nod in Senate District P. Incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens of Kodiak is facing two challengers.
    John Cox is an Anchor Point store owner who is seeking office for the second time.
    “My first promise to you, the listeners and the voters, which is that I will never be a career politician,” Cox said. “I never even dreamed of it. And in fact, it's my worst nightmare.”

Kenai Peninsula Votes

This week on Coffee Table, a rebroadcast of the candidate’s forum for House District 31 in the August 18th primary.

The program aired live on KBBI Tuesday, August 11, 2020. It features primary candidates for US Senate, US House, State Senate and State House.
The forum was produced by Kenai Peninsula Votes with technical assistance from the Homer Public Library and moderated by Sean Cambell.

National Museum of American History

Absentee in-person voting for the State of Alaska primary commenced on Monday, August 3, and will continue through Monday, August 17.

The clerk’s office at Homer City Hall on Pioneer Avenue is now open Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person voting. Primary election day is Tuesday, August 18.

Rachel Tussey from the City of Homer spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson on Monday evening. Tussey said the City is requesting people wear masks but not requiring them.