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Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

...Sullivan appears to be able to read polls and knows that opposition to the wage increase might have helped him in a closed primary, but it hurts his appeal to general election voters," the president of the union, Vince Beltrami, said in a statement...
Alaska Editorial: Still time to register for August primary

...Noting your party affiliation is important because it will determine which ballot you will receive in Alaska's closed primary. When voters arrive at polling places or request absentee ballots next month, a choice of three ballots will be...
Change voting laws before changing the Constitution

...individuals and parties, others more insightfully focused on institutional rules, such as the role of gerrymandering, closed primaries and campaign spending.Others went further. Comparative politics scholar Juan Linz famously demonstrated that presidential...
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Seven legislative candidates bow out of August primary

...quit and support GOP gubernatorial candidate Frank Murkowski. This will be the first year that all parties vote in a closed primary system, which was approved by the Legislature in 2001. There will be six ballots at the polls and Alaskans registered...
My Turn: Preferential voting costly, complicated

As if the new closed primary voting system won't be enough to thoroughly complicate Alaska elections, a largely untested voting process that threatens drastic...
Half-baked views

...legislators voted for the new closed primary (HB 193) claiming it was because...people I've talked with think a closed primary is more beneficial to political...Non-partisan when faced with this closed primary. Some people suggest we protest...
Green, Libertarian candidates challenge Young

...S. House seat held by Republican Rep. Don Young. Rob Clift is the Libertarian Party candidate. With the new closed primary system, their names will appear only on ballots of party members, or those who chose their party's ballot. But...
New ballot irks voters

...possibly because they're familiar with similar closed primaries in other states, Webb said. "I seem to hear more...crossing over to weaken their slate, pushed for a closed primary for years and won the right to have one for their...
GOP mailing spurs 5% party switch

...records from the state Division of Elections. Alaska replaced its single-ballot blanket primary system with a new closed primary. Each of the state's six political parties will have its own ballot Tuesday. But the parties agreed to allow a...
Voters scarce at polls

...system, but he added that many had expressed dissatisfaction with the new process. There was mixed reaction about the closed primary among voters exiting the polling locations. "I think it's nonsense," said Douglas resident Hans Peterson, 85...


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