On Aug. 4, Americans for Prosperity Foundation is hosting a free Ranked Choice Voting educational presentation and Q&A event at the Wilda Marson Theater in Anchorage’s Loussac Library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments provided.

Presenter, Bernadette Wilson, is the state director for Americans for Prosperity Alaska. She has studied ranked choice voting in depth, exploring the in-and-outs of a process that many Alaskans find bewildering.

In 2020, Alaskans narrowly passed Ballot Measure 2 (by a margin of 50.5% to 49.4%) which established a new, and rather confusing way of tabulating votes. On Aug. 16, Alaskans will use the ranked-choice scheme for the regular primary election.

— How many candidates do you have to vote for in a single race?

— Can you vote for the same candidate multiple times?

— How does the complicated run-off system actually work?

— What happens if you only vote for one candidate?

Wilson will discuss all these questions and more during the strictly educational and non-partisan townhall event.

 Those who can’t attend the presentation in-person can watch live on Facebook.

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Upcoming event to tackle confusion surrounding Alaska’s ranked-choice voting

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.