Election to fill Young's seat first chance to try new voting system

This is the first year for ranked-choice voting in Alaska, and the changeover will start next week. Voting in the primary election to choose from among 48 candidates to fill the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. Don Young will close June 11.

The top four vote-getters in the primary will advance to the Aug. 16 election, though voters need to remember they can cast a ballot for only one candidate in the primary.

The general election is when voters will have the option to rank their top choices among the final four as 1, 2, 3 and 4, or just 1 and 2 or 3, or just 1 if that is what they prefer....


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