The House of Representatives passed House Bill 129, addressing what is widely seen as an excessive number of registered voters in Alaska.
Recent voter registration statistics show that 106% of possible voters in Alaska are registered. With an automatic registration process, a mobile population and the state’s “intent to return” law contributing, Alaska has more voters than eligible adults.
The legislation introduces targeted measures to enhance the accuracy of voter registration, such as mandating the the director of the Division of Elections send confirmation letters to non-domiciled voters to address potential inaccuracies. Additionally, a streamlined process for canceling voter registrations would make it more efficient to remove outdated or invalid entries.
“This legislation is about restoring the integrity of the process and ultimately to build public trust in one of our most fundamental rights; the right of the people to vote,” said Rep. Sarah Vance, House Judiciary Committee chairwoman.
“Our focus is on legislation that directly impacts the lives of our constituents. HB 129 exemplifies the Alaska House Majority’s dedication to proactive governance, responding to the distinctive needs of Alaskans to fortify the foundation of our democratic principles,” added House Speaker Cathy Tilton.