Election workers will begin tallying more than 30,000 absentee and early-cast ballots in the still-undecided Alaska Senate race.
Tuesday's count comes a week after the election and marks the first wave of absentee ballots to be calculated; those from overseas and military addresses aren't due until Nov. 17.
Election officials plan to begin going through tens of thousands of write-in ballots on Wednesday; on Friday, they'll begin addressing thousands of questioned ballots.
held the lead over GOP nominee Joe Miller. But it's not clear how many of those were for , who ran as a write-in after losing the primary to Miller.