To participate in Alaska’s upcoming election, start by asking questions

Alaskans For Better Elections hosts an event educating people about ranked choice voting at Amalga Distillery in Juneau, Alaska on April 19, 2022. (Photo by Lyndsey Brollini/KTOO)

The 2022 midterm elections are on the horizon. This will be Alaska’s first time using ranked choice voting for statewide races. Are you planning to vote? Do you know how to vote, where to vote, and what you might need to have when you show up to the polls? What if your voter registration is out of date or has a mistake, and you get challenged at the polls — what can you do?

KTOO is part of a new community-powered journalism project to answer those questions and any others you have about how to exercise your right to vote in the upcoming election. Our mission is to provide you with the information you need to vote.

We’re not concerned about how you vote and especially not about who you vote for. We just want to make sure you are armed with the information you need to vote and understand how elections are run and kept secure.

This project is part of the work of America Amplified, an initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to support community engagement journalism in public media. We’re also working with 28 other public media stations across the country to ensure that all eligible American citizens can vote.

Many states, including Alaska, have changed voting regulations since the 2020 general election when concerns about the pandemic led to an expansion of absentee and mail-in voting. This time around the rules are different, and there’s a ton of misinformation and disinformation circulating about elections and election security. We’re here to clear things up.

You can’t change anything unless you choose to participate in the process. We’re asking you to participate by sending us any and all questions about taking part in the upcoming election.

With help from our partners at America Amplified, we’ll answer the questions online, on the air and on social media. We’ll send the answers directly to you as well. If you share your contact information, we may even reach out personally. We can’t do this without you. Gunalchéesh!

Jennifer Pemberton

Managing Editor, KTOO

I bring stories from the community into the KTOO newsroom so that all of our reporting matters. I want to hear my community’s struggles and its wins reflected in our coverage. Does our reporting reflect your experience in Juneau?

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