Ballot Measure 2: Ranked choice voting would change voting in Alaska considerably

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ICYMI: Read this in the PRESS or the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman It sounds arcane and complicated – “Ranked Choice Voting” – but it’s really pretty simple. That’s what its proponents say of Ballot Measure 2, which will appear on the Nov. 3 state election ballot. There are critics, however, including a former Alaska lieutenant governor who say BM 2 will …

Campaign Against ‘Dark Money’ Disclosure in Alaska Keeps Hiding Its Donors

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The donors include the super PAC arm of Charles Koch’s main political nonprofit and the Republican State Leadership Committee. ICYMI: Read this on TheSludge.com The campaign against a ballot measure to increase disclosure of “dark money” in Alaska’s elections and institute a ranked-choice voting system has been caught trying to keep its donors hidden from voters.  Earlier this month, the …

A Record Number of Voters Will Decide on Ranked-Choice Voting Ballot Measures This November

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Ranked-choice voting could be the future of elections in America. ICYMI: Read this support for Yes on 2 in Ms. Magazine This November, voters in two states (Massachusetts and Alaska) and five cities will decide the fate of ballot measures to enact ranked-choice voting—a process proven to make democracy more fair and functional and to ensure elections are fair for …

Opinion: Elections Should be free, fair and open

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ICYMI: Read this on the Juneau Empire By Bruce Botelho Ballot Measure 2 is about ending the influence of dark money, opening primary elections to all qualified voters and allowing voters in the general election to rank the candidates for each office according to their preference. These nonpartisan reforms have been tested in other states and resulted in increased voter …

Spending on ‘Better Elections’ ballot measure tops $7 million

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN The cost of campaigning for and against Ballot Measure 2 has risen above $7.1 million as vote-yes and vote-no groups plan additional ads and try to hold on to their existing TV spots in the remaining days before Election Day. If approved by voters, Ballot Measure 2 would combine Alaska’s two primary ballots into one, …

Alaska campaign regulator says conservative group is illegally campaigning against ‘Better Elections’ initiative

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ICYMI: Read this article on ADN The staff of the Alaska Public Offices Commission is recommending a fine of $8,065 against the Alaska Policy Forum for what it says was illegal campaigning against Ballot Measure 2. “APF has engaged in a recent burst of activity against ranked-choice voting as the November election approaches,” said Tom Lucas, APOC’s campaign disclosure coordinator, …