Should Alaska consider ranked choice voting? Hear a debate about Ballot Measure 2

Polling place at City Hall in downtown Anchorage.
Polling place at City Hall in downtown Anchorage. (Alaska Public Media photo)

On November 3, Alaskans will vote on Ballot Measure 2. The measure would enact ranked choice voting, open primaries and increased campaign finance transparency.

This week on Addressing Alaskans we hear a local debate about the measure.

We’ll also balance out an argument against Ballot Measure 1 we heard on a previous Addressing Alaskans with one in support of the measure.


Part 1:

  •  Brett Huber: Arguing against the measure
  • Scott Kendal: Arguing for the measure
  • Dave Meyers: Moderator

Part 2:

  • Les Gara

BROADCAST: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Part 1: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 via Zoom from the Downtown Anchorage Rotary Club’s meeting.
Part 2: Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 via Zoom from the South Anchorage Rotary Club’s meeting.


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Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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