LISTEN: Primaries or ranked choice? Vote Yes and Vote No make their case on Ballot Measure 2.

Voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election at Glacier Valley Baptist Church in Juneau. (Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO)

This election season, in addition to voting on candidates, Alaskans will also decide on ballot initiatives. Ballot measure 2 seeks to make changes to the state’s election structure by replacing the political party primary and by selecting candidates through ranked choice voting. There would also be campaign finance disclosure changes. What would it mean for elections and what do you need to know about the measure before voting on it? We’ll hear from supporters and opponents on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend

  • Brett W Huber, Sr., Campaign Manager, Defend Alaska Elections – Vote No on 2
  • Shea Siegert, Campaign Manager, Alaskans for Better Elections – Vote Yes on 2
  • Leighan Gonzales, Chair, Protect Our Elections – Vote No on 2
  • Rachel Kallander, Consultant to the Campaign, Alaskans for Better Elections – Vote Yes on 2


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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.

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