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Alaska editorial: Photo voter ID

...Rights Act of 1965, Alaska is one of the states required to gain federal approval before applying any change in its election laws. That's because of past discrimination, especially against Native voters.That requirement - which is under review...
Alaska Editorial: With or without Voting Rights Act, state's mission is clear

...Rights Act.Alaska - one of the nine states that were fully covered - no longer has to submit redistricting or any other election law changes for approval by the Department of Justice or federal judges.We'll pass on the redistricting ramifications...
4-day school week pilot progam among prefiled bills

...prefiled several other bills ahead of the upcoming session, is not the only legislator proposing changes to state elections law.Reps. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, and Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, are co-sponsors of House Bill 3, legislation...
GOP recruiting to settle races

...contested primary races, Ruedrich said. The Alaskan Independence Party has six candidates for governor. Under a new election law, voters can no longer switch their party affiliation at the polls. Instead, voters must make the switch 30 days before...
Empire editorial: Party choices may muddy vote on legislative move

...make hard choices in registering for the Aug. 27 primary. The deadline for registering was July 28. Under the new election law, voters no longer can switch their party affiliation at the polls, which eliminates the possibility of crossing party...
Murkowski claims win

...crux of Miller's federal complaint - that the determination of votes was subjective and not strictly in line with election law. The law calls for write-in ballots to have the oval filled in and either the candidate's last name or name as...
State plans internal review of election handling

...didn't anticipate the administration proposing changes to election law. On Thursday, though, he left open the possibility...that practice was not in line with a strict reading of election law. The Supreme Court ruled that voter intent is "paramount...
Miller seeks to stop election certification

...write-in votes had to be counted, I would have directed the division director to follow a strict interpretation of election law, and let a court direct otherwise if a candidate and the court disagreed with the division's analysis," he said...
Miller lifts certification opposition, fights on

...Morley said Monday the federal court is responsible for deciding the federal claims and must look specifically at state election law in making a determination - "regardless of what the state courts chose to do." Miller's campaign has indicated...
Election results should always reflect Alaska voters' intent

...candidate's last name. Yet the Division of Elections already is authorized to determine voter intent under current election law. Under the same heading that Miller has been citing, "General Procedure for Ballot Count," the statute reads if...


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