Mountain View reports low voter turnout in primary

In Anchorage’s District 19, less than a quarter of registered voters turned out for Tuesday’s primary election.

The turnout mirrors numbers across Alaska, according to the state’s Division of Elections. Statewide, the average turnout among the 40 legislative districts hovered around 31 percent. The lowest numbers came from District 15 in East Anchorage, where only 17 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. District 28 posted the highest number, the Division of Elections reports, with nearly half of registered voters making a trip to the poll.

In Mountain View, voters fell in line with other Alaskans in all but one race.

Those in favor of Ballot Measure 1, a referendum to repeal the state’s latest oil tax measure, prevailed in District 19 by slightly more than 200 votes. Statewide, the ballot measure has unofficially failed by about 7,000 votes.

Click here for complete primary election results.

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