Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Kathryn Dodge lost the race by one vote to Bart LeBon in Fairbanks.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth will serve as the special master. He will conduct hearings and any other proceedings deemed necessary. He is expected to issue a report by December 21.
The court also set a schedule to file objections to Judge Aarseth's findings for January 8. They also scheduled oral arguments for that date.
The Anchorage Daily News was the first to report the story.