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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 15. Elections
- Chapter 20. Special Procedures For Elections
- Section 430. Authorization of Recount Application.
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AS 15.20.430. Authorization of Recount Application.
- (a) A defeated candidate or 10 qualified voters who believe there has been a mistake made by an election official or by
the counting board in counting the votes in an election, may file an application within five days after the completion
of the state review to the director for a recount of the votes from any particular precinct or any house district and
for any particular office, proposition, or question. However, the application may be filed only within three days after
the completion of the state review after the general election for a recount of votes cast for the offices of governor
and lieutenant governor. If there is a tie vote as provided in AS 15.15.460
, the director shall initiate the recount and give notice to the interested parties as provided in AS 15.20.470.
- (b) The date on which the director receives an application rather than the date of mailing or transmission determines
whether the application is filed within the time allowed under (a) of this section. If the actual physical delivery by
telegram of a copy in substance of the statements made in the application for recount is received in the office of the
director at or before 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard time on the due date, the application will be accepted; providing the
original signed application is postmarked at or before 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard time of the same day.
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