Navarre brothers debate Ballot Measure 2

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The ballot measure would implement open primaries and ranked-choice voting in Alaska. ICYMI: Read this on the Peninsula Clarion With less than a week before the Nov. 3 general election, members of the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce heard the arguments for and against Ballot Measure 2 on Wednesday from brothers Mike and Tim Navarre. “Massachusetts has the Kennedys, …

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 …

Opinion: Ballot Measure 2 will amplify voices of women and independent voters

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ICYMI: Read this on the Juneau Empire This year, the country celebrates the hundred-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Alaska did not vote for or against the amendment because we were not a state at the time it was ratified. Fortunately, Alaskan women already had the right to vote seven years earlier, beginning in 1913. The suffrage movement, of course, …

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 …

Letter: More independent thinkers

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN When I was 18, I was proud to register as a Democrat in Alaska. I felt that the party represented Alaskans and values that were important to Alaska, even if most voters were afraid of that “D” letter on the ballot. That has changed. Both major parties have divorced themselves from the welfare of Alaskans. …