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Bob Franken: The meaning test

...deflecting blame, complaining that it was the Democrats' fault. Democrats are delightedly pleading guilty. Virginia is an open primary state, which means you don't have to be registered in one party to vote in its election. It's one of the oldest...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-06-14/bob-franken-the-meaning-test
Opinion
An open primary would benefit Alaska

...following their primary losses. There is a remedy: the open primary system. Here's how it works. All of the candidates...California and Louisiana currently enjoy the benefits of open primaries. The citizens love it and the party bosses hate it...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-11-22/an-open-primary-would-ben
Letters
What a 'write-in' avalanche tells us

...after years of back-and-forth court decisions, the state Legislature made it so. Up to then, Alaskans voted in an open primary -- there was just one ballot, and you got to vote for who you wanted, no matter the political party affiliation...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/110710/ope_732559801.shtml
Opinion
Write-in gives voters a reasonable option

...of thinking a lot closer. The issue Debbie and I agree on is the Republican closed primaries. It's time to have open primaries. In the U.S. Constitution, the 17th amendment established direct election of U.S. Senators by popular vote...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092210/let_710818855.shtml
Opinion
Kenai Peninsula Online - Archives01/29/01

...borealis fans Crab biologist finds treasures in the Gulf of Alaska Ulmer appoints panel to study changing Alaska's open primary Anchorage man killed by a hit and run driver Two people appointed to commission Alaska International Airport...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012901/index.shtml
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