Alaska Automatic Runoff Voting Initiative, Measure 1 (August 2002)

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The Alaska Automatic Runoff Voting Initiative, also known as Measure 1, was on the August 27, 2002 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have established a preferential voting system, also known as automatic runoff or ranked-choice voting.[1]

Election results

Alaska Measure 1 (August 2002)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No69,68363.73%
Yes 39,666 36.27%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

BALLOT MEASURE NO. 1
99 PRVT
INITIATIVE IMPLEMENTING ALTERNATIVE VOTING ELECTORAL SYSTEM

This bill enacts preferential voting for state and federal elections, except governor. Voters would rank one to five candidate choices per office. A candidate who receives a majority of first choice votes would be elected. If no candidate gets a majority vote, the candidate with fewest first choice votes is defeated. Then, remaining candidates receive the next choice votes of voters whose first choice candidate was defeated. This process continues until one candidate gets a majority of the combined votes. In a primary election, a voter may only rank candidates within one party.

Shall this initiative become law?

YES
NO[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alaska Department of Elections, "2002 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 9, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.