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Judge to move quickly on ballot lawsuit

...Wednesday by Steven Strait, a district chair in the Alaska Republican Party, against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and elections director Gail Fenumiai. Strait maintains that Treadwell erred in his Sept. 2 decision permitting candidates affected by...
What others say: Low voter turnout speaks ill of residents' commitment to solutions

...figure which will grow slightly once absentee and questioned ballots are added to the tally. Still, Division of Elections director Gail Fenumiai called the level of participation disappointing, and she's right. An issue of this magnitude should...

...sizable populations of limited English speakers vote in lower proportions than elsewhere in the state.Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai took the stand Wednesday as the state's last witness in the Voting Rights Act lawsuit filed by village...
Legislature misses initiative hearing timeline

...minimum wage. The marijuana initiative was deemed properly filed by Treadwell last week, according to Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai. The minimum wage proposal has met the required threshold for signatures but awaited final certification...
Marijuana initiative backers deliver signatures

...said.State election officials have 60 days to accept or deny the initiative for the ballot, Alaska Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said in an email to The Associated Press.The state has a complicated relationship with marijuana...
Bell asks for recount in Senate race

...election. Republicans now control both chambers of the Legislature and hold the governor's office.Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said a recount must take place within five days of receipt of the recount request. She expected any...
Alaska voter case under review

...cast ballots in both states during the November election, an Alaska elections official said Thursday.Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said the matter was sent to the criminal division of the Department of Law for review earlier this...
Primary a year away, but campaign rhetoric heating up

...give-away to oil companies. A citizens' petition was launched to overturn the bill.On Monday, Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said the referendum had met the legal threshold for signatures but the review was not yet complete...
Touch-screen voting machines ready for write-in votes

...Scott McAdams are being challenged by a write-in candidate, incumbent Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. State Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said the machines can handle write-in votes. Voters who choose the "write-in" option on the...
Candidate Szymanski lays out case for legal residency

...allows certain types of cross-district voting and the statutes require consideration of other laws as well, said elections director Janet Kowalski. Kowalski ruled earlier that Szymanski lives in District E, which prompted the residency lawsuit...


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