Ballot Measure 2: Not fair. Not democratic. Not needed.
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Across the Political Spectrum
“As former elected officials from different parties, we’ve had our share of disagreements. But we are united in our belief that the Better Elections initiative would be bad for our state. Alaskans shouldn’t have to doubt that their votes count.”

- Governor Sean Parnell (R) & Senator Mark Begich (D)
Wall Street Journal
July 23, 2020

Who we are

Defend Alaska Elections is a coalition of community leaders across the political spectrum—Democrat, Republican, and Nonpartisan voters—opposed to the radical changes Ballot Measure 2 would bring to our election system.

Like all Alaskans, we have divergent views on many issues. But we’re united on this crucial point: if we don’t like the status quo, we need to change our leaders, not the way we elect them.

The survival of democracy depends on having an election system voters believe is transparent and fundamentally fair. If the results aren’t seen as legitimate, democracy crumbles—and all Alaskans will be losers. Please join our effort to defend fair elections in Alaska.


Ballot Measure 2

Ballot Measure 2 would force Alaskans to elect political leaders using so-called “ranked choice voting” (RCV) in which voters assign a rank to multiple candidates, rather than voting for just one. It results in many voters having their ballots thrown out, and leads to candidates “winning” without a majority of the votes cast!

Alaska's elections are easy to understand: each Alaskan gets one vote, and the candidate with the most votes wins.

Ballot Measure 2 would throw out Alaska’s entire system for conducting elections, and replace it with a dangerous scheme that has failed in other states.

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Alaskans are faced with a difficult fight this election season. Outside billionaires want to dismantle our fair and proven election system through Ballot Measure 2 -- and they've invested millions to try to fool you. We believe Alaskans are smarter than that, but we need your help.