THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Alaska
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN ALASKA
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR ALASKA
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN ALASKA
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN ALASKA
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN ALASKA
Twenty-six states, including Alaska & DC allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
Alaska DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE VOTE!
Join Common Cause’s Election Protection program! Make sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Sign up to help voters — by monitoring polling places, contacting voters, watchdogging social media for disinformation, and more!
GUARD YOUR OWN VOTE!
The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible American participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast. Make sure you are registered to vote and know where your polling place is located!
The Alaska Supreme Court recently decided a case that an experienced lawyer told the court was “the most significant case since statehood”.The court confirmed that the state’s new primary and ranked-choice voting system — which would eliminate traditional party primaries — is here to stay.
In late December, Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer and Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced they will pursue a sweeping reform of Alaska’s election laws during the first 30 days of the legislative session, which began Tuesday.