Judge: Alaska election proposal should advance to next phase

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Backers of a proposed ballot measure calling for ranked-choice voting in statewide elections should be allowed to begin signature gathering, a judge has decided. The state plans to appeal the ruling.

Superior Court Judge Yvonne Lamoureux in Anchorage found the application should have been certified and that the Division of Elections should let supporters begin gathering signatures to try to qualify the measure for the ballot, reported the Anchorage Daily News. Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer, following advice from Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, rejected certification in August.



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