Most people who used ranked choice voting for the first time this August thought the process was simple, but many still had questions about why we have it in the first place.
Peanut butter ended up winning in the M&M election. Pretzel got second, caramel third and dark chocolate fourth.
Ballot Measure 2 would replace separate party primary ballots with one that’s open to all, introduce ranked-choice voting and increase disclosure requirements for money supporting candidates.
The ballot measure, organized by the group Alaskans for Better Elections, needed to gather 28,368 signatures to qualify for the 2020 ballot.
Several ballot initiatives and village public safety are among the issues likely to draw attention ahead of the upcoming legislative session.
An organization funded by Rupert Murdoch’s left-leaning daughter-in-law has donated more than a half-million dollars to a campaign to overhaul Alaska’s election laws.