Get Out the Native Vote!
Are You Registered to Vote?
The 2016 Get Out the Native Vote (GOTNV) initiative is in full swing with the primary election dates fast approaching! There was a great turnout at the GOTNV Summer Slam Series picnic and free-throw contest on July 22 at Kiwanis Park in Fairbanks. The next event that GOTNV will be hosting is the Fifth Annual Interior Men’s Fast Pitch, which will be held August 6 – 7 at the South Davis Ball Park in Fairbanks. For more information about this event, email email@example.com.
The community is also invited to the upcoming GOTNV Summer Slam Concert, Healing Circle, in Fairbanks on September 2. The event will be held in conjunction with Azreal Entertainment and features Supaman, Samuel Johns, Drezus, and Bishop Slice live among other performers. Watch for more information on the Doyon, Limited Facebook page and GOTNV webpage at www.doyon.com/gotnv as the event date nears.
Visit voterregistration.alaska.gov/ for easy voter registration in Alaska. To check voter registration status or update information, visit myvoterinformation.alaska.gov/. For those outside of Alaska, look up your state Division of Elections website for more information.
In this year’s Alaska primary election, both state and federal seats are up for election. Alaskans will vote on replacing all 40 state House of Representatives seats, 10 of the 20 state Senate seats, one of two U.S. senators (currently held by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski), and the U.S. representative (currently held by U.S. Rep. Don Young). To see a sample ballot and check whether the state representative or senator for your district is up for election, visit www.elections.alaska.gov/ei_sb_2016_primary.php.
Upcoming State of Alaska Primary Election Dates:
August 1 – Early and in-person absentee, special needs, and by-electronic transmission voting begins
August 6 – Application deadline for absentee voting by mail
August 15 – Application deadline for absentee voting by electronic transmission, 5 p.m. AKDT
August 16 – Primary election, polls open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.