Ranked-choice voting a big change for Alaska this year
February 2, 2022
Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked-choice voting in general elections.
The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld the system, narrowly approved by voters in 2020.
It calls for an open primary in which all candidates for each race appear on the same ballot, regardless of party affiliation, followed by ranked voting in the general election. No other state conducts its elections with this combination, which applies to both state and federal races.
Supporters hope the new system will help ease partisan rancor...
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