A Better Future Begins with Better Elections

ALASkA-STYLE ELECTIONS


Ballot Measure 2 was passed in November 2020 and included three commonsense election reforms to reduce partisanship and elect leadership committed to moving Alaska forward. It ends the secret influence of dark money, creates a single unified primary open to all voters, and empowers voters in the general election to rank candidates in order of preference. These simple, nonpartisan updates to how we choose our leaders will return the power of elections to its rightful place — with the voters.

greater transparency


Alaska now requires additional campaign finance reporting for groups and individuals who raise and spend unlimited amounts of “Dark Money” in Alaska’s campaigns. Under the new reforms, these groups will have to disclose the true sources behind those donations in real-time. Politicians can no longer receive unlimited secret money from wealthy special interests who wish to hide their identities and motives. Candidates can still accept donations, but they’ll have to tell voters where the funds came from so voters can judge for themselves where the candidates' loyalties lie.

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Greater Transparency

open primaries


For 50 years, Primary Day in Alaska was about voters, not parties. Voters could choose any candidate for any office under Alaska’s original primary system. It worked. But it was taken away by party insiders who wanted to restrict who could vote for particular candidates. Now, all eligible voters will use a single unified primary ballot in which they can select whichever candidate they prefer best in each race — regardless of party — and the top four vote-getters will advance to the general election. State-funded elections will be open to all voters. It’s that simple. That small change to our primary system will boost turnout and provide all Alaskan voters with more choices.

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Open Primaries

ranked choice voting


Our elected leaders should represent the will of the people. Too often, though, partisan gridlock, low turnout, and increased polarization result in a dysfunctional government incapable of — or unwilling to — address the issues that matter most to voters. Empowering voters to rank candidates in the general election ensures more candidates win office with the support of a majority of Alaskans. It gives voters more voice in their representation and more choice in the voting booth. Ranked choice voting is a simple change with a big impact.


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Ranked Choice Voting

Frequently Asked Questions


Read the full text of the ballot initiative and other frequently asked questions.


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Frequently Asked Questions