Over half of Alaskan voters are not affiliated with either major party, but independent voters are locked out of primary elections. Measure 2 includes three commonsense reforms to reduce partisanship and elect leaders committed to moving Alaska forward. It ends dark money, creates a single unified primary open to voters of all political parties, and empowers voters to rank candidates in order of preference. These simple updates to how we choose our leaders will return the power of elections to its rightful place — the voters.
October 8, 2020
Opposition group “Defend Alaska Elections” is found guilty of misleading voters and obscuring the sources of its funding.
Fisheries for Better Elections coalition launches in support of Measure 2, saying they want “policymakers with the guts to fight for Alaskans, not toe the party line.”
Polling shows that 59% of Alaskans support Measure 2.
September 28, 2020
The League of Women Voters of Alaska endorses Measure 2.
September 22, 2020
The Yes on 2 campaign files a complaint against the dark-money-funded “Defend Alaska Elections” group, alleging that the No on 2 campaign misled voters by hiding huge paychecks from out-of-state groups.
October 28, 2019
The court finds in favor of Alaskans for Better Elections. Almost immediately, the ruling is appealed by the Lieutenant Governor.
July 3, 2019
Alaskans for Better Elections files an Initiative Petition with the Lieutenant Governor, requesting permission to gather signatures for the ballot.
A small group of Alaskans comes together to talk about how to put power back in the hands of Alaskan voters. The group soon grows and becomes the Alaskans for Better Elections coalition.