Today the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Division of Elections, holding that the House District 40 election should stand as certified. In doing so, the Supreme Court reversed the Superior Court, which had ruled, in part, for plaintiffs bringing an election contest and a recount appeal in the closely-contested race.
“The primary task of the Division of Elections is to run fair, impartial, and efficient elections in which every qualified voter is permitted to cast a ballot and know that their vote will count,” said Elections Director Josie Bahnke. “The Division is pleased that the Supreme Court agreed that the election result as certified by the Division should stand. Absentee ballots will go out tomorrow.”
“I want to thank Alaska Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke and all election workers for their hard work in the Primary,” said Lt. Gov. Mallott. “And I also want to thank the Alaska Department of Law attorneys who worked tirelessly on this expedited case.”