The Alaska Division of Elections, running a mock election to help Alaskans understand their complicated new election methods created by Ballot Measure 2, has closed the voting in the Seafood Favorites primary, and the results are in:
Pollock won 27%, followed by Weathervane Scallops at 14%, King Crab at 12%, and King Salmon at 10%.
In the “open primary,” voters had a choice of 18 Alaska seafood choices — everything from geoduck to pink salmon.
To see for yourself how it works, click on this link.
Now that voters have whittled it down to the top four, on Wednesday, June 16 people will have chance to rank those top four from top favorite on down, and that will determine the winner as votes for second, third, and fourth are recalculated.
The seafood primary lasted two weeks. Early in voting, Halibut, King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and King Crab were the top four, but at the end of the voting period, Pollock received 1,023 votes, Scallops took 532, King Crab had 453, and King Salmon came in fourth with 384 votes.
(So far, the Anchorage Daily News is far-and-away the winner for the most biased of the candidates. We call this a landslide.)