Alaskans will face ranked choice voting in a big way this November.
Ranked choice voting, a process that allows voters to rank candidates for office in order of preference, can be intimidating to unfamiliar voters. Think about it in this way: rank your favorite candidate first, then candidates you can either live with or think is the “lesser of two evils” in descending order.
In Alaska, ranking is optional; voters are free to choose only one candidate and still have their vote count. That said, ranking ensures voters stay in the mix and have a say in who ultimately wins.