The statewide effort to repeal ranked-choice voting in Alaska is firing on all cylinders according to organizers who are currently gathering needed signatures to place the issue on the 2024 general election ballot.

Alaskans For Honest Elections is working to amass at least 26,000 signatures in order to put ranked-choice voting up for reconsideration by voters next year. To date, they have nearly 20,000 in hand with more pouring in daily. The goal is to turn in upwards of 130,000 names from all across Alaska, and to do so by Sept. 1, six months before the deadline.

If they are successful, Alaskans will have a chance to repeal ranked-choice voting and return to the traditional system that was removed by the narrowest of margins in a 2020 ballot measure.

At that time, many Alaskans were under the impression that the proposition would prevent outside dark money from influencing state politics. While this has proven false, the new ranking system has been shown to favor left-of-center candidates, both in Alaska and all across the nation.

All totaled, the repeal group has 870 petition signature books still in circulation. If all of them are filled out, they will have amassed 132,000 signatures, more than five times the needed amount to put the issue on the ballot.

“We have had such incredible success; we have asked all our Alaskan volunteers to return their books six months early,” an update from the group stated.

No matter how many names are submitted, ranked choice voting won’t go down without a fight from well-funded and left-leaning outside interest groups that are spending millions already to keep the ranked-choice voting scheme firmly in place.

An outside Lower-48 group called Veterans for Political Innovation has recently set up an Eagle River chapter to promote ranked choice voting and jungle primaries among Alaska’s military and veteran residents – a demographic that typically leans more conservative.

The leader of this pro-ranked choice voting chapter is Michael Flint, a AKOSH safety consultant for the State of Alaska and U.S. Navy veteran. According to his LinkedIn page, he’s also an LGBTQ activist who spends time promoting the diversity and inclusion agenda among unions and government agencies.

In describing himself, Flint states: “I have lived in Alaska for the last 10 years and love taking my dogs outdoors, spending time with my pot-belly pig Hamilton, and playing whatever new Nintendo Switch game is available.”

Many of the same organizations and individuals that promote and fund ranked-choice voting nationally are associated with Flint’s group.


— To learn more about the effort to repeal ranked choice voting, click here.

— The next signature gathering event will be on May 26 (all day) at the Friday Flings event in downtown Palmer. Other events are scheduled throughout the summer. Click here for more information.

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Alaskans working to repeal ranked-choice voting have over half of needed signatures

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.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Thank you for this update Mr. Davidson!

  • Kasey says:

    Thanks for the update. I signed! But sadly, the dems will cheat again, desperate for a system that favors them to remain in place. There was obvious disenfranchisement in the last Anchorage election and efforts to make sure it was looked into was turned down. Kari Lake’s fight has been enormous, but with all the MANY problems with voting, ya think the dems are gonna let it be overturned? NO!!!!!!!! Don’t think it’s going to get any better folks!

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Michael your a joke, go walk you pot-belly pig and you video games back to San Fransicko.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes I will be signing this petition.
    I’ve said this many times before mail in voting and rank choice voting is cheating.
    That’s why we have Lisa and Mary in office now.

  • James says:

    Even if RCV is successfully repealed, given that it benefits center-left candidates, there’s a decent chance the AK Supreme Court finds a way to invalidate any such win.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    I will be signing this petition
    I’ve said this many times before mail-in voting and rank choice voting is all about cheating
    One vote in person with ID

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Here is a fantastic video to help us remember goals that we are working towards in this fight. Ben Armstrong with Sean/SGT Report.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    ‘MEP Christine Anderson Issues Wake-Up Call: “You Cannot Comply Your Way Out of a Tyranny”’

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Whoa! Just learned something new while reading a must read alaska article on the pro rank choice voting group. “Leading the staff of Veterans for Political Innovation are notable figures, including Eric Bronner, the chief operating officer, and an heir to the Dr. Bronner soap company. The Bronner Family Foundation is one of the main funders of Veterans for Political Innovation.”
    Guess I am never buying any Dr. Bonner Soap. Dang.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Another thought on this group using the name “Veterans.” I call b.s. on this. The government is kicking our homeless vets out of hotels to give the illegals places to stay. Since when has any political group gave a rat’s bum about our veterans? Trying to use an “emotional appeal” to get people to think that this group is going to do good for the people. It is a trick and, unfortunately, people will fall for it.

  • micah6v8 says:

    I will be signing.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

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  • Citizenkane says:

    Mary Peltola was elected because Conservatives could not comprehend how rcv works, many are still confused about this. Also there were those who refused to vote for a ‘’ Begich’’. Others refused to vote for Palin. Very simple . But not simple for simple Conservatives. Furthermore, many conservatives are in the middle of a childish ‘’ Why bother voting anymore?’’ temper tantrum. Just look at voter turnout percentages, they”re enough to to make person sick. And if you have not signed that petition by now, you most likely won’t. Not unless some puts it right in you’re face. Oh, and in 2022, how many conservatives mistook Buzz Kelly for Kelly Tshibaka? A lot is my bet, I’ve met them. When I ask conservatives what news sources they read most say facebook, never heard of, American thinker, American Greatness, Conservative Treehouse, The Federalist or American Spectator. Too damn busy watching Stupidtube or Fakebook. But no worry’s, they’re ‘’locked and loaded’’. In their little fantasy world. So are you tired of losing yet? I really doubt it.

  • Jack says:

    Where do you go to sign the petition?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Check the website . They have been doing a pretty good job of posting updates on places to sign. The next signing at Palmer Train Depot is going to be on June 16th according to the website.