If there are two candidates you would like to see elected in an Alaska ranked-choice general election, you still need to choose one as first choice and the other as second choice. Mark them as No. 1 and No. 2.
If you do not want a candidate to even have a chance of being elected, such as noted by a letter in Thursday’s paper, do not rank, i.e., ‘vote’ for, that person at all. This is just like the old days where if you do check a box for a candidate, that is voting for that person. But now you also get a second, third and fourth choice.
The procedure for ranked-choice voting is clearly explained on the Alaska Division of Elections website. I would love it if there were a box to check to remove a candidate entirely from the ballot.
— Matt Nedom
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