Syndicated

Young voters

Maggie Gallin brought her son, Theo, to the polls on Tuesday, to vote in Alaska's primary election (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

Maggie Gallin brought her son, Theo, to the polls on Tuesday, to vote in Alaska’s primary election (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

Matthew Lowe brought his son, Roland, to the polls on primary day. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

Matthew Lowe brought his son, Roland, to the polls on primary day. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

Today, August 19th, is primary day in Alaska, and several hard-fought races will come to a head, including the heated Republican primary for U.S. Senate and the statewide fight over oil taxes that is Ballot Measure 1.

But in Sitka’s Harrigan Centennial Hall, the election came down to this: neighbors chatting, ballots marked with blue ink, kids introduced to the polls for the first time. Roland Lowe was one of the day’s youngest voters; he shared a ballot with his dad, Matthew Lowe. But at not yet six weeks old, Theo Gallin (pictured with his mother, Maggie) took the prize this afternoon, becoming perhaps the youngest Sitkan to make it into a voting booth today.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Sunshine warms Sitka’s July 4th

Sunshine warms Sitka's July 4th
After ushering in July 4th the night before with a fireworks show that could be seen across the city, Sitkans enjoyed a warm, sunny Independence Day. more

The Raven Radio Raffle is on!

Raffle_web
Raven Radio’s Alaska Airlines Raffle is going on now. This is your opportunity to win two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies with no blackout dates. Tickets are $10 and available week days at the station. The drawing will be … more