The Alaska State Constitutional Convention Clearinghouse is the most comprehensive and detailed source of information on whether (and how) Alaskans might call for a statewide constitutional convention on Nov. 8.

Run by J.H. Snider, the organization’s website includes dozens of frequently asked questions, detailed historical background, myriad fact-checked claims about a possible convention and much more.

Snider is the editor of the website. He also edits websites that provide information on 13 other states which periodically vote on whether to hold statewide constitutional conventions.

Each of these websites are a project of, of which Snider is president. is a public policy institute founded in 2007 that focuses on the most difficult areas of democratic reform ─ where elected officials have a conflict of interest in bringing about reforms that might reduce their own power.

Snider is a past fellow of Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. From 2001-2007. he was a senior research fellow and research director at the New America Foundation. He has also been a fellow at the American Political Science Association (a Congressional Fellow), Northwestern University (a University Fellow), and the Harvard Business School (a Nonprofit Fellow). He has a Ph.D. in American Government from Northwestern University.


— Click here to read frequently asked questions about an Alaska Constitutional Convention.

— Click here to read about the history of the 1955 Alaska Constitutional Convention.

— Click here to read about how the Alaska Supreme Court overturned a successful vote in 1970 to call what would have been Alaska’s second statewide constitutional convention.

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Nonpartisan website offers comprehensive info on Alaska’s Constitutional Convention question

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.


  • AK Pilot says:

    Excellent resource. I think the power of the judiciary, and in particular the Alaska Bar Association’s effective monopoly on judicial appointments are reason enough to vote YES.

  • Lobo says:

    Hopefully, enough people will step forward, and vote for this ConCon. Perhaps too many are aware of the political mess that we are in right now.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Lobo, I recently saw a native newsletter encouraging the Alaskan natives to vote “No” to a constitutional convention and they echo’d the msm message about how dangerous an Alaska Constitutional Convention would be. How disappointing! I wonder how many Alaskan Natives are going to take it upon themselves to find out what the Alaska Constitutional Convention really is? Alaska has a pretty large native population. Honest candidates and representatives need to figure out how to get messages across to this large group of people to educate them on the actual truths. Murkowski has weaved her lies into their lives pretty tightly and that weave needs to be unraveled! My household is voting YES for a Alaska Constitutional Convention!

    • Lobo says:

      I agree.. I will be voting for the Con Con as well. I do hope we can get the true message out.