The political action group behind the effort to repeal Alaska’s controversial and confusing ranked-choice voting system says it doesn’t expect to know until March whether voters will get a chance to ditch RCV at the upcoming November general election.

Last month Alaskans For Honest Elections submitted nearly 43,000 signatures to the Division of Elections to put the question on the 2024 ballot. On Feb. 2, the group sent out an update on its efforts.

“The State has already done an initial count and has accepted 41,895 signatures,” the update notes. “Now they are verifying that we have 30 [out of] 40 House Districts, which is 75% of the total House Districts with at least 7% of the voters from the most recent election.”

Essentially, Alaskans For Honest Elections has cleared its first hurdle of gathering signatures from at least 10% of the total amount of voters from the most recent election. The group only needed 26,700 signatures, and the state has accepted nearly 42,000.

Now the group is waiting to see if they have at least 7% of signatures from the total number of voters in 30 of 40 House Districts across the state.

“This process will take the state 60 days, and they intend to take the entire 60 days, so we will know if we are on the ballot in March,” the group stated. “We believe we have 35 [of the] 40 House Districts.”

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UPDATE: Effort to repeal Alaska’s ranked-choice voting system in limbo until March

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.


  • John J Otness says:

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely…The blood stained grip of the tyrants will not release until the whole arm of the demon is removed.
    The demons delay is a stench to the will of the people.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    In limbo because dunleavy’s bimbo Dalhstrom isn’t competent like dunleavy himself and the rest of his stupid administration ,to follow the law and get it done!

    • Richard K CORBeil says:

      What does the law say about “getting it done”? How is the law NOT being followed?

      • Nav says:

        Alaskans have been duped in thinking Dunleavy is to blame for the corruption in Alaska he’s not he’s a puppet for the Murkowski/Obama/Biden arm Dunleavy does what he’s told to do! Murkowski put in place rank choice voting because she knew she and the token who stole Young’s seat had no way of winning an honest election !!! P.S. they both lost the popular vote and won by write in ballots. Joel bet me telling you who was going to win before the elections and who was going to be mayor of Kenai!

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Hey Richard obviously you have a vested interest in keeping the corruption in place! You will be revealed and your name will be highlighted! Is it on the Epstein list????!