ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Times almost up to make changes on November's election ballots, but Alaskan’s are still waiting to see what two major political players will decide.
Wednesday is the last day candidates can have their names attached to a political party and the libertarian candidate for the Senate, David Haase, says he's not stepping off the ticket for Sen. Lisa Murkowski to take his place.
It’s also not clear what gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker will decide.
If they aren't added to a party's ticket by Wednesday, the only option left is to be a write-in candidate.
In order to succeed write-in candidates need supporters to fill in their names and remember to fill in the oval next to the name.
“The circle in the oval is really key. I mean, people can start to write a name and forget to circle the oval and it wouldn't count,” said Jean Craciun of Craciun Research.
Murkowski's spokesperson says she's still looking at all the options and more than 1,500 supporters have taken to Facebook to encourage a Murkowski write-in campaign.
For Walker, he says he'll decide this week what his next move is.
“The only options are on parties, AIP or Libertarian and I don't have any optimism that's going to necessarily work out. So I think the remaining option would be a write-in candidacy,” said Walker.
The write-in option is difficult, but not impossible. And don't worry, spelling doesn't count.
The senate went back to work this week, but Murkowski is still here in Alaska.
The elections will be held in November.
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