Calista Corporation encourages shareholders to vote in Special Primary Election

by Calista Corporation Staff

Mail-in ballots are on their way to registered Alaska voters.

Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation leadership alerts its Shareholders of voting age that the Division of Elections has begun the process of mailing ballots to registered Alaska voters for the June 11, 2022 special primary election.

Three important pieces of information to share:

• Voters will vote for one candidate in this special primary election

Ballots must be signed by a witness

• The deadline to postmark ballots for the special primary election is June 11, 2022

The upcoming special primary election will determine which of the 48 candidates will temporarily fill the vacant U.S. House of Representatives seat following the passing of Congressman Don Young. The top four vote-getters will advance to the August 16 special general election, which will be conducted using ranked choice voting.

“Now more than ever, our Region’s people need to be heard,” said Andrew Guy, Calista Corp. President/CEO. “As Shareholders of the Calista Corporation, when you cast your ballot, you’re advocating for more than 35,000 people with ties to the Yukon Kuskokwim Region. You play a role in ensuring our elected officials understand and respect our needs. Please look for your ballot in the mail, make one choice in this ‘pick one primary,’ and return it by the June 11 deadline.”

Voters can expect ballots to arrive within the coming week. If you need to update your mailing address or if you do not receive a ballot, contact any Division of Elections office. Absentee in-person voting will begin on May 27 with specific locations to be announced.

Learn more about the special primary election by visiting