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...vote-getter of a particular political party then squares off against the primary winners of other political parties. In an open primary, a voter, regardless of party affiliation, can cast a ballot for candidates of any political party. However...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062800/Loc_primary.shtml
Dysfunction at the polls

...it. And I continued the pattern even after moving to Alaska six election cycles ago, despite our declaration as an "open primary" state. Here, we're free to participate in either primary, regardless of affiliation. As such, voters habitually...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090110/opi_702959958.shtml
Opinion
Ruling will alter primary

...vote-getter of a particular political party then squares off against the primary winners of other political parties. In an open primary, a voter, regardless of party affiliation, can cast a ballot for candidates of any political party. However...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062800/Loc_primary.html
Local
Bill would do away with closed party primary

...he has had people stop and "beg" him to revive an open primary system, in which voters can choose any candidate for...be extremely popular, because people in Alaska want an open primary." But the proposal, among a spate of bills released...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011611/sta_770776603.shtml
News
Opening up Alaska's primary system would lead to better ballots

...have a favorable view of Murkowski. Miller made a lot of noise about Murkowski not being conservative enough. In an open primary that strategy would have backfired, because more Alaskans consider themselves either liberal or moderate than conservative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090710/opi_705414069.shtml
Opinion
Will court decision change Alaska primaries?

...attorney general, said his reading of the Supreme Court's decision shows that it applies to Alaska, which uses an open primary system. ``I believe that it does,'' he said. However, Botelho wouldn't go into detail, citing a press conference...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062700/Loc_court.html
Local
Fight against primary fails

...week's U.S. Supreme Court decision over the blanket primary system has spurred a group -- Alaskan Voters for an Open Primary -- to go to court to prevent changing it. On Friday, the group tried to get the Alaska Supreme Court to block Ulmer's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070300/Loc_primary.html
Local
State sticks with 2 ballots

...think there will be additional litigation,'' he said today. That litigation will come from Alaskan Voters for an Open Primary. Max Gruenberg, the organization's attorney, said the suit will be aimed at forcing the Legislature to enact...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072600/Loc_ballot.html
Local
Knowles unveils GOP support

...the Republican primary. He indicated he would have picked up votes if registered Republicans had seen his name on an open primary ballot. "People don't have access to the ballots that they want," he said. He expects people to get more interested...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082604/sta_knowles.shtml
News
Attorneys present cases on primary ballot suit

...ballot, a pool of an estimated 30,000 voters would be available to minority parties. Alaska for many years had an open primary ballot system in which voters could choose any candidate they wanted. The state moved to a two-ballot system in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082903/sta_ballotsuit.shtml
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