All precincts in House District 36 now have reported results for Tuesday’s elections.
Results from Metlakatla and Hydaburg were delayed because of problems with the state’s voting machines. Memory cards from those machines had to be mailed to Juneau for results to be downloaded at the Alaska Division of Elections.
On Friday morning, the division was able to release results from those two precincts. With those results added to the total, incumbent Rep. Dan Ortiz, an independent, widened his lead over Republican challenger Trevor Shaw. Ortiz received a total of 3,327 votes to Shaw’s 2,257.
Overall, the district’s voter turnout was 39 percent. The precinct with the highest turnout was Metlakatla, with a little more than 46 percent. Saxman followed with 43 percent, and North Tongass No. 2 had 40 percent.
The precinct with the lowest voter turnout was Ketchikan No. 1, with just 27 percent.
According to Samantha Miller with the Alaska Division of Elections, the division will perform its final seven-day count this coming Tuesday for absentee and questioned ballots, and any early ballots that were submitted too late to be counted in this week’s results.
Here is a link to the full report for House District 36.