Can’t decide on Ballot Measure 2? Listen to this debate about the future of Alaska’s elections

Voters mark their ballots in a long hallway
Voters mark their ballots at Ketchikan’s Precinct No. 2 at The Plaza on Nov. 6, 2018. (Leila Kheiry/KRBD)

This week on Addressing Alaskans we’re hearing a debate about Ballot Measure 2, regarding ranked-choice voting and campaign finance disclosures. Proponents say Alaskans need more options and transparency in their elections. Opponents say the initiative would make voting unnecessarily complicated.

This event was presented by Alaska Common Ground.


  • Scott Kendal: Counsel to the Yes on 2 For Better Elections Campaign
  • Andrew Halcro: Executive Director, Anchorage Community Development Authority


  • Brett Huber: Campaign Manager, Vote No on Ballot Measure 2
  • Anna MacKinnon: Co-Chair, Defend Alaska Elections – Vote No on 2

Thea Agnew Bemben, principal and founding partner of Agnew::Beck Consulting

BROADCAST: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2020 via Zoom by Alaska Common Ground.


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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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