With Alaska’s new Ballot Measure 2 having passed in November, confusion reigns about how the elections will be conducted in 2022. Ask the average Alaskan who voted for Ballot Measure 2, and you’ll get a mangled description of how it actually works.
But the Alaska Division of Elections has set up an easy-to-use mock election that can help Alaskans better understand how they’ll be voting in the primary, and then how they’ll vote in November, 2022.
To see for yourself, you can click on this link and vote on the “best Alaska seafood.”
You’ll have a choice of everything from king salmon to geoduck clams — there’s a list of 18 Alaska seafood choices. You can pick just one in the “primary” that is going on right now.
Then, you can opt to look at the preliminary results and see the top four primary winners that will go on to the “general election.” The mock election has a feature that lets you see how many votes the current top four got in this first “final four” round.
The seafood primary will last two weeks, and then you’ll be able to take part in the ranked-choice general election for seafood.
The current top candidates advancing to the final four are Halibut, King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, and King Crab, but only a few votes have been cast in the 24 hours since the game started.
Rankedchoice.co also allows interested persons to set up their own accounts and then create their own mock elections using their desired criteria. Must Read Alaska set one up at this link to rank the most biased mainstream media in Alaska.