By Andrew Kitchenman writing at Alaska Public Media & KTOO:
Sponsors of an initiative to overhaul Alaska’s election laws said Friday that they have enough signatures for the measure to be placed on the ballot in November.
The initiative is among several issues that are expected to be the focus of state government ahead of the start of the next legislative session on Jan. 21.
Former Rep. Jason Grenn, an independent, is the primary sponsor of the Alaska’s Better Elections Initiative. It would create an open primary that would send the top four vote-getters to the general election. Then voters would be able to rank their choices in the general election. The rankings would be used to ensure that election winners are preferred by a majority of voters.
The initiative also would increase campaign finance disclosures.