Ballots were mailed out to registered Anchorage voters last week for yet another mail-in-only election. While there’s nothing to be done about the fact that in-person voting was tossed out seven years ago, conservatives can, and should, flood the election headquarters and ballot boxes with votes.

In recent years, conservatives have lost close races to their hard-left counterparts on the Anchorage Assembly and school board. At this point, the only way to turn that around is with record numbers of solid conservative votes. We can’t afford to see a typical 25% to 30% turnout. This election must literally flood the system with ballots.

The reality is that Anchorage is stuck with vote-by-mail (which traditionally favors left-leaning candidates) unless it can change the makeup of the Assembly. Remember, it was the Assembly voted away in-person voting back in 2015.

It’s not ideal, but it may still be possible for conservatives to win if they turn out in massive numbers. Here’s a good voter guide to help identify solid candidates.

If you do nothing else, vote, and then ask a fellow conservative to do the same. We need a chain reaction to change the toxic political chemistry of this town.

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EDITORIAL: Conservative voters need a chain reaction to swing Anchorage election

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.