The U.S. House of Representatives makes laws that influence our daily lives. It holds hearings to inform the legislative process, conducts investigations to oversee the executive branch, and serves as the voice of the people and the states in the federal government. This is an important election, and your vote will matter.
It's time to vote in the Special General Election and Regular Primary Election. Alaskan voters will participate in the first-ever Ranked Choice Voting election. There will be two parts to the August ballot this year. On one side, there will be the Regular Open Primary Election with candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, State Senators, and State Representatives. You select ONE candidate per seat. Then you will FLIP your ballot to RANK the top three candidates running for the U.S. Special Congressional seat (Sarah Palin, Nick Begich, and Mary Peltola); you will need to rank these candidates in order of your preference.
The voter registration deadline is Sunday, July 17th. Early in-person voting starts on Monday, August 1st, at select polling locations. Regular polling locations will be open to cast your ballot on Tuesday, August 16th.
We encourage everyone to fill out their full ballot and rank all candidates in RCV elections, so your voice is a part of the decision-making process regardless of who wins. You have the chance to still influence the election even if your top candidate is not the front runner.
See below for a rundown of how our Ranked Choice Voting system works.
At The Alaska Center Education Fund, it is our belief that the more Alaskans get involved in the decisions affecting our home, the better the future will be for everyone. Increasing the number of Alaskans who vote is at the core of our strategy to promote a strong and healthy democracy.
By conducting both grassroots education and direct advocacy around common-sense voter reforms, we can work together as Alaskans to safeguard our democratic ideals.