TODAY: Major Alaska election reform bill set for presentation and public testimony


    Sen. Mike Shower has spent countless hours crafting and reshaping a bill that aims to strengthen election integrity, voter identity and ballot tracking in Alaska. The goal is to ensure that the public trusts that elections are fair and legal and secure.

    Shower’s bill addresses a number of concerns that have been raised regarding ballot chain of custody security, voter registration issues, vote by mail abuses, ballot harvesting exploitation and other matters.

    The proposed legislation would also institute the use of block-chain technology to enable multi-factor authentication to verify the authenticity of each voter and the ballot they cast.

    A presentation on the latest version of Senate Bill 39 will be held at live at 3:30 p.m. on April 22 during the Senate State Affairs Committee meeting.

    Later today, between 6-7 p.m. there will be a hearing on the bill in which the public is invited to testify on the legislation.


    • Click here to read the latest version of SB 39.
    • Click here to watch the presentation on SB 39 at 3:30 p.m. on April 22.
    • To testify on the bill between 6-7 p.m. on April 22, call (844) 586-9085 (statewide), (907) 586-9085 (Juneau), or (907) 563-9085 (Anchorage) to put your testimony on the record. Those unable to call in can email a testimony to SSTA@AKLeg.Gov
    • Click here to contact the members of the Senate State Affairs Committee.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    1. Ditch the vulnerable technology, go back to paper ballots, in-person voting only, with voter ID, no Mail-in ballots, absentee voting limited to short list (ie. overseas military, doctor’s notice), election-day vote counting only. Anything less is election-integrity theater and leaves the election process ripe for fraud.

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