Election Day is August 16thAlaskans will head to the polls to vote in both the regular primary election to choose the candidates for the general election in November, as well as the special general election to fill the US Representative vacancy.
Alaskans for Better Elections
In November 2020, Alaskans approved a ballot measure that ensures Alaska’s future elections put voters first. The voter-approved law takes effect in 2022, requiring Alaska-style elections that include a two-step process: an Open, Pick-1 Primary followed by a Ranked Choice General Election. Alaska-style elections give voters more choice, more voice and more power.
Alaskans for Better Elections is dedicated to providing nonpartisan public education and research about how Alaska-style elections work.
The Open, Pick 1 primary gives everyone the same opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice. All candidates for each office are on the same ballot, and every voter gets the same ballot, regardless of political affiliation.
Ranked Choice Voting
Gives voters the option to rank candidates in the general election in order of preference. Ranked choice voting is a simple reform that gives Alaskans more choice and more power on Election Day.
Protects the integrity and fairness of our elections by shining a light on secret “Dark Money” spending on campaigns.
More choice, more voice, and more power to voters. We all want a brighter future for Alaska. Our new 'Alaska Style Elections' will change how we elect our leaders and can encourage politicians — regardless of party — to work together on solutions that represent the will of the people. After all, elections are for voters, not politicians.
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