Judge upholds Alaska's ranked-choice voting law


August 5, 2021

JUNEAU (AP) – Absent an appeal and reversal by the state Supreme Court, Alaskans next year will select candidates for governor, Legislature and Congress without partisan primary elections. A state court judge on July 29 upheld a new voting process set to take effect for next year’s elections.

Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller said, “that the voters in November 2020 chose one system over the other does not make the new law … unconstitutional.”

Voters last year approved a system that will end party primaries and institute ranked-choice voting for general elections. The top four vo...

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