“Alaska’s first ranked-choice election will be a special vote to replace Rep. Don Young”

Anchorage Daily News:

The new election system approved by Alaska voters in 2020 will get an unexpected first test this summer with a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Congressman Don Young, Alaska’s sole member in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Alaskans will pick a temporary replacement for Young using a top-four special primary election and a special ranked-choice general election. The prospect is adding a historic extra dimension to what was already expected to be a major year in Alaska politics.

And the ADN has a related piece, “After Young’s death, Alaska’s political world braces for a sea change and an elections marathon.”

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