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Low voter turnout brings local media together

...the Empire provide valuable information about issues and candidates leading up to both municipal and primary and general elections. Working together, it may be possible to bring the public more of the information they need to make decisions at...
Legislative changes would fix write-in problems, shake up partisan primary system

The 2010 election cycle in Alaska was unlike anything ever seen before. Things in both the primary and general elections directly resulted from the way Alaska statutes governing elections are written, from the outcome of the primary...
Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

...Court in 2010. It overturned the bans on corporate-funded political speech within 30 and 60 days of primary and general elections under the McCain-Feingold bill passed in 2002; it also overturned a 1990 case that allowed limits on corporate...
My Turn: Get informed to change the healthcare debate

...represent the public interest. And vote."Recent voter turnout in Juneau has been despicable for both primary and general elections. It needs to, at least, double. We can do it.? Dixie Hood is a Juneau resident, has taught Psychology at...
Parnell, Treadwell want date of primary moved up 2 weeks

...weeks earlier."Primary elections in Alaska, as Treadwell noted, tend to have a much lower turnout rate than general elections.Turnout for the primary election last year was 25.3 percent, well below the 59.6 percent turnout rate for...
Rotate legislative sessions

Now that the November general elections have concluded, Juneau's electorate and community leaders are breathing a collective sigh of relief that another attempt to...
Voter registration deadline on Sunday

...Alaska residents have until Sunday to register to vote or change their party affiliation for the upcoming primary and general elections. Voter registration forms can be picked up at the Juneau and Douglas public libraries, the state Division of Motor...
Alaska needs new bumper sticker

...important issues at Alaska needs a new sticker after Gov.-elect Sarah Palin's decisive victories in the primary and general elections, and Lisa Murkowski's defeat of former Gov. Tony Knowles in 2004 for the U.S. Senate. The 250,00 Alaskans...
Juneau Empire Story Archive days of the Legislature's session. Senate Bill 314, introduced late Monday, would limit the ballot in general elections for governor to the top two finishers in the primary, regardless of party. Each candidate would be matched with...
Justice Dept. to combat voter fraud in connection with the U.S. Justice Department's nationwide Election Day program for the upcoming Nov. 6 general elections.Cavanaugh has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer for the District of Alaska, and in that...


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