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Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

...Sullivan appears to be able to read polls and knows that opposition to the wage increase might have helped him in a closed primary, but it hurts his appeal to general election voters," the president of the union, Vince Beltrami, said in a statement...
Plenty on the ballot in Tuesday's primary

...Tuesday, depending on your political party affiliation, you'll have a choice of three ballots in the state's closed primary system. Any registered voter may vote on the Alaska Democratic Party, Alaska Libertarian Party and Alaskan Independence...
The primary is a month away - make sure you're registered to vote

...Noting your party affiliation is important because it will determine which ballot you will receive in Alaska's closed primary. When voters arrive at polling places or request absentee ballots next month, a choice of three ballots will be...
What a 'write-in' avalanche tells us

...told who they can and cannot vote for. This should be a lesson for the state GOP, because that party pushed for a closed primary system nearly 20 years ago. In 2001, after years of back-and-forth court decisions, the state Legislature made...

...who's running ? or not. The closed primary reminds me of a friend I had...I'll bet she doesn't like a closed primary either even if she's still rather...understand the rationale for the closed primary. Not wanting others to select...
Write-in gives voters a reasonable option

On the issue of Republican closed primaries, I agree with Debbie Brown...I agree on is the Republican closed primaries. It's time to have open primaries...Senators by popular vote (not by closed primaries). Joe Miller says he is a...
Election ballots cause confusion

...system, that it prevents other party members from undermining their party's primary. ''If you didn't have a closed primary, people could cross over and mess with it. For the primaries, it works fine,'' said Marie Congdon, 49, of...
Letters to the Editor

...Legislature, Rep. Ken Lancaster voted for the following: House Bill 20 permanent fund raid; House Bill 193 current closed primary election format; House Bill 225 alcohol tax; House Bill 303 income tax; House Bill 304 permanent fund raid; House...
Nov. 9, 2001 The Peninsula Clarion weighs digital democracy against partisan parochialism

...All official political parties in Alaska will hold closed primaries in 2002, which will result in six separate ballots...customers, make them a priority and work to change the closed primary system. Alaskans aren't interested in partisan...

... How much water do you really need to drink? Chenault: Education funding would be his major focus Price: Closed primary, lack of funds present challenges Six candidates seek AIP nomination for governor Primary won't eliminate...


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