LISTEN: Vote by mail or in person? Understanding the options this election season

(Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

Vote by mail, absentee voting, in person voting. It’s unlikely that there’s ever been as much anxiety and confusion over voting as there is in the lead up to this year’s election. What do you need to know about your options? How secure are the systems in place and what will the process be for counting ballots after November 3rd?

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Gail Fenumiai, Director, Alaska Division of Elections
  • Carol Thompson, Absentee Office Operations Manager, Alaska Division of Elections


Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to (comments may be read on air).

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

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