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Alaska Supreme Court rules election-reform initiative can appear on the November ballot

Early voting for the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary kicked off Monday in Bay County. (MGN)
Early voting for the 2020 Presidential Preference Primary kicked off Monday in Bay County. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM AKDT
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The Alaska Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that an election-reform initiative can appear on the November ballot.

The lieutenant governor, following advice from the Alaska attorney general, had said that

that only one subject can appear in a single initiative. The Supreme Court disagreed, ruling that the initiative’s one subject is election reform.

Alaskans for Better Elections seeks to change how Alaskans vote. The biggest change would be implementing a

If the initiative passes, Alaska would also move to holding a single nonpartisan primary election that the group says will lead to a more open process. There would also be additional reporting requirements for large donations to political campaigns.

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