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Primary protest: Two parties sue to block new closed-ballot system an attempt to throw out the closed-primary system that irked so many voters...asks that the law mandating the closed-primary system be declared unconstitutional...Elections officials predicted the closed primary would irritate many voters...
Out of touch?

...incumbent for state office favor the "closed primary"? To find out, go to the...primary legislation and how will the closed primary benefit voters of Alaska...indicated being in favor of the closed primary, they may be completely out...
My Turn: Election registration deadline nears

...over the last eight years. The only one I don't support will make its debut in the Aug. 27 primary - that's the closed primary law requiring six separate party ballots, one for each of the recognized parties. The Alaska Division of Elections...
Closed primary results in confusion

...parties of Alaska will be required to use only that party's ballot in the upcoming primary election. Unfortunately, the closed primary system has resulted in confusion about how voting will work for the majority of Alaska voters registered as either...
Time to wise up

...requiring a public vote before any permanent fund earnings could be spent by the Legislature. She alone would reopen the closed primary. She alone has proposed a rational spending limit. She alone supports a fiscal plan concept which could close the...
Open voting

...more people participate in the democratic process of voting, we need to make the process as simple as possible. The closed primary will contribute to confusion and lower turnout. This is something none of us want. Let's work to returning primary...
Split ballot disenfranchises

...representatives (all were very willing to give me information). I have found that the Republican Party had requested the closed primary and the Alaska Supreme Court passed it into law in 2000. By having a closed primary I feel that my right to vote...
Two Republicans in District 5 primary vie to face Kookesh

...board president of the regional Native corporation Sealaska, is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Because of the closed primary, those voting the GOP ballot will choose between Watson and Graham. Those voting the Democratic ballot will see...
Half-baked views

...affiliation to Undeclared and Non-partisan when faced with this closed primary. Some people suggest we protest the closed primary by not voting on Aug. 27. Maybe a stronger statement would be made by picking up a third party ballot? Show the...
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...


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