ANCHORAGE, Alaska — By the time polls open in Anchorage on Tuesday morning at 7 a.m., more than 7,000 voters will have already cast their ballots. A steady stream of voters continued to arrive at the Loussac Library's absentee voting station, which has been open since March 19, for its final day of absentee voting Monday.
“It’s been extremely busy this year,” said Sharon McCracken, who was assisting voters at the voting station. “Friday, we had 322 voters.”
McCracken says the daily number of voters at the Loussac Library has been up from past years.
“The comments we have had -- have been how nice it is to be able to vote early -- and not have to deal with the crowds on election day,” McCracken said. “I think more and more people are enjoying the ability, realizing that they can vote early.”
In the last mayoral race, 7,333 absentee ballots were cast. And by noon on Monday, the number of early voters was close to that mark.