By Iris Samuels
Anchorage Daily News 

Minimum wage increase and anti-ranked-choice initiatives likely on November ballot


A pair of citizen-backed initiatives will likely appear on the general election ballot in November, including one seeking to repeal Alaska’s voting system, state election officials said Feb. 27.

After a monthlong review, the state Division of Elections made the initial assessment that separate groups had gathered enough signatures to place the two questions on the ballot. Voters will be asked if they want to overturn Alaska’s ranked-choice voting and open-primary system; and whether they support increasing the minimum wage and amending state law to mandate paid sick leave for many workers.


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