2020 election reflections and boosting local civic engagement

Alaska Division of Elections “I Voted” stickers for 2020 were created by artist Barbara Lavallee and included translations in English, Spanish, Koyukon, Gwich’in, Aleut, Tagalog, Alutiiq, Northern Inupiaq, Nunivak Cup’ig, and Yup’ik.

On Dec. 14, electors in all 50 states cast their ballots for the U.S. President. On this occasion, Hometown Alaska took the opportunity to reflect on the 2020 national and state elections, the impact a tumultuous national election may have on democracy, and to explore local opportunities for civic engagement.

Joining us were guests from the League of Women Voters of Alaska, Alaska Common Ground, and the Alaska Division of Elections. The goal? Share expert observations about the national and state elections, and offer information about how to get involved in activities that support democracy.

HOST: Kathleen McCoy

GUESTS:

  • Dick Mylius, Alaska Common Ground
  • Bill Hall, Alaska Common Ground
  • Joyce Anderson, League of Women Voters Alaska
  • Two representatives from the Alaska Division of Elections: Julie Husmann, Election Supervisor District 2, and Carol Thompson, Absentee and Petitions Office

LINKS:

  • League of Women Voters of Alaska website; League of Women Voters Anchorage website
  • Alaska Common Ground website
  • Alaska Division of Elections homepage; “I Voted” stickers for 2020 webpage
  • Statement on the 2020 Alaska election from League of Women Voters of Alaska President Judy Andree, PDF

PARTICIPATE:

  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (2 – 3 p.m.)
  • Send e-mail to hometown@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)
  • LIVE: Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at 10 a.m
  • RE-AIR: Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at 8 p.m.
  • PODCAST: On this page after the show