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Ill-advised initiatives

In the 2002 primary election, an alternative voting initiative will appear on the ballot that really should be called the "Election Mishmash System...
Alaska editorial: It's time to change primary system

This editorial appeared in Friday's (Kenai) Peninsula Clarion:
Split ballot angers some

...Tuesday, but even before polls opened the state had responded to 4,000 more requests for absentee ballots than in the 2002 primary and 6,200 more than in 2000. Garrison said many who turned out Tuesday were unhappy with the split ballot. "We've...
Tumult in the session

...payback" for past legislative actions on rural school funding. Sen. Dave Donley will not face Sen. Loren Leman in the 2002 primary even though the plan puts them in the same Anchorage district. Leman is giving up his Senate seat to run for lieutenant...
State sticks with 2 ballots

The state's return to a two-ballot primary appears to be a done deal.
Strategist leaves Murkowski's campaign

...apoc/index.htm --- Information from: Anchorage Daily News, In the months before the 2002 primary elections, Murkowski spent $468,000. Both Dittman and Murkowski campaign manager Mike Scott said there were no...
Alaska court decision approves joint primaries

The Alaska Supreme Court decided Friday to uphold the right of political parties to conduct joint primaries.
Voter turnout may be up for primary

...out 13,057 absentee ballots requested by mail. That's nearly 4,000 more than the 9,093 requested by mail in the 2002 primary and more than 6,200 more than requested in the last primary with a presidential election year, 6,777 in 2000...
State Briefs

...It's official: State releases primary results JUNEAU - The state Division of Elections released official results of the 2002 primaries Wednesday. Cathy Muñoz, a Republican running for the state Senate representing Juneau, received 2,914 votes...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The Alaska Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a legal bid to force the state to use a blanket primary this year. So, on Aug. 22, there will be a ballot for Republican candidates and another for every other candidate as ordered under emergency regulations from Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer.


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