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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 4:16 pm, Fri Jan 25, 2013.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner editorial

It’ll be over soon. The campaigning, the claims and counterclaims, the attacks and rebuttals.

Nov. 6 will end it all.

Most people likely have settled on their choice for president. Information about the candidates — at least the two main ones — fills the airwaves, computer screens and pages daily.

But information about candidates for races lower on the ballot — for seats in the Alaska Legislature and for the state’s single U.S. House seat — is less plentiful. And that means there’s a decent chance that the number of undecided voters is greater for these races than in the presidential contest.

If you’re one of them, Sunday’s edition of the Daily News-Miner includes a special publication with information to help you. Our special section about the election includes information that all voters should find helpful, of course, but those who aren’t familiar with the candidates yet might find it particularly useful.

This year’s state elections in Alaska are a bit different than in past years. We’ve got new election districts and, as a result, nearly every seat in the Legislature is on the ballot. The realigned districts even have incumbents running against each other in some places, including here in the Fairbanks area.

The publication in Sunday’s edition includes an extensive compilation of candidate Q&As, maps of the new districts, a list of polling places, and other basic information about voting.

Take the time to read about your candidates’ views on the issues. And be sure to vote, either through the state’s early voting options or on Election Day, Nov. 6.

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