The Alaska Division of Elections is seeking poll workers in a Yukon River village that failed to turn in any ballots for the August statewide primary.
Stevens Village, which has 76 registered voters, failed to return its election packet to the Alaska Division of Elections following the Aug. 21 vote. Division officials still do not know how many residents voted in the primary or what their votes were. The election was certified Sept. 4 without results from Stevens Village.
Do you know anyone who would like to be an election worker in the Fairbanks area? It's not too late! We are looking for folks to work in Northway and Stevens Village. Anyone interested should contact our Region III office at 907-451-2835. pic.twitter.com/vrsc91PiZC
— AK Division of Elections (@ak_elections) October 23, 2018
“Aside from flying there, there’s not really much we can do,” division spokeswoman Samantha Miller said by phone.
Stevens Village is in House District 6, but there were no contested district-level primary races, so the absence of votes from the village did not affect primary-election results.
Miller said she is not certain what caused the failure. Asked whether the division has replaced the workers behind the primary, she said, “we’re trying to recruit right now.”
• Contact reporter James Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 523-2258.