It looks like Alaskans will have a chance to repeal ranked-choice voting.
On January 12, Alaskans for Honest Elections submitted over 43,000 signatures to the Alaska Division of Elections. This is far more than the 26,705 signatures needed to put the repeal measure on the ballot this November.
The overwhelming support shows that there’s a lot of energy behind repealing RCV. After being misled during the 2020 campaign by groups like FairVote and Unite America, Alaskans are starting to regret allowing this broken system into their state. And thanks to the hard work of the repeal side, they’ll have a chance to undo this failed election experiment.
Alaskans for Honest Elections must wait 60 days for the signatures to be approved. In the meantime, they can sit back and take solace in the fact that Alaska should have the chance to become the first state to repeal ranked-choice voting (although many localities have tried and rejected it).
Ranked-choice voting brings chaos, delays, and mistrust everywhere it goes. Hopefully, Maine voters are watching Alaska and taking notes. There's no reason for any state, county, or city to put up with RCV.