Take Action Today to Protect Alaska's Open Primaries
In 2020, Alaskans chose to unrig the system and pass pro-voter reforms that give us more choices in every election. Now, with open primaries, we have the freedom to vote for the best candidate, regardless of party. Despite these successes, extreme politicians and political parties are immediately trying to get rid of election reform. These special interests want to take power back from the voters, forcing us to vote in closed primaries and limiting our choices to the lesser of two evils. Help protect our hard-won freedoms, the nonpartisan open primary, and Alaska-style elections today.
Take Action Today to Protect Alaska's Open Primary
Alaska's election system has broad, bipartisan support
Open primaries and ranked-choice voting are widely supported by Alaska's citizens and politicians. It has been found to be a simple and effective way to vote.
"We support ranked choice voting because it gives everybody options... The candidate should be able to get the message out, and then let the people decide who they want to vote on. Taking away ranked choice voting means you don’t want people to have more options."Kevin McGee NAACP Anchorage President
"The process to elect a candidate shouldn’t be controlled by a single party, in a back room. It should be the citizens who elect the candidate."Linda Hutchings Business Owner, Soldotna Republican
"Alaska’s ranked choice voting system is good public policy. It gives a voice to the majority of Alaskans who are not at either end of the political extremes. It also allows for better candidates, qualified individuals who can take thoughtful, moderated positions that would not have allowed them to survive a primary vote in the last few years, in either political party."Bryan Schroder Former US Attorney for the District of Alaska
"The open primary and ranked choice voting system gets us back to basics. Candidates have to earn each vote, one vote at a time. The current election system is a big, dynamic positive change of being able to vote for candidates."Jennifer Johnston Former Alaska State Representative
"Ranked choice will help restore confidence in our electoral system by creating a lane that allows politicians to become public servants — in service of all Alaskans."Joe NelsonServes as chairman of Sealaska and is a co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives.
"Our current open primary and ranked choice voting system allows for more freedom, more choice, more influence, and greater participation among Alaskans."Ana HoffmanCo-Chair, Alaska Federation of Natives; President/CEO, Bethel Native Corporation
"The open primary and RCV puts candidate ballot access squarely where it belongs: with Alaska voters. Any Republican can run. Any Democrat can run. More and most importantly, any Alaskan can run."Chris ByeFormer Libertarian US House candidate, US Army veteran, Fairbanks resident
"English is my second language. If someone like me understood the instructions, someone who speaks only in English should understand the system better than I do and did."Nelson Angapak Sr.US Army veteran; former Senior Vice President, Alaska Federation of Natives
"Open primaries and ranked choice voting allow for political leaders to engage in open, honest and public discussions on hard issues instead of just focusing on what will play well with the party bosses in the next election cycle."Randy HoffbeckEvangelical Pastor and former Revenue Commissioner
"I appreciate the option to rank or not rank certain candidates. I was able to control the process; no one else was selecting a candidate in a closed primary process that I wasn’t part of, then leaving me with the options they chose. I was able to cast my vote how I wanted."La quen náay Liz Medicine CrowFirst Alaskans President and CEO
September 11, 2023
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