Exercise Your Right!
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, we are called to exercise one of our basic rights of citizenship by voting for the candidates – at the national, state and local level – we believe will best lead us.
Voting is both a right and a responsibility. Our government relies on citizen participation. Whether you vote or not, a candidate will be elected – and that person will make decisions that may affect you and this country for many years to come.
Alaska polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 6), or vote early Oct. 22 through Nov 5.
For more information, including sample ballots, the Official Election Pamphlet and how to find your polling place, visit www.elections.alaska.gov. For state-by-state election dates and deadlines, visit www.usvotefoundation.org.
No on Ballot Measure No. 1
Ballot Measure No. 1 would replace science-based fish habitat protections with permitting requirements that would place restrictions on virtually every type of project in Alaska, posing a threat to our jobs, economy and communities. The ballot measure was written in private without public review or comment and there were no public hearings to discuss potential impacts or provide alternative perspectives. In August, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down sections of the initiative, calling the stricken sections an “unconstitutional appropriation.”
The measure is opposed by a broad coalition of Alaska businesses, trade organizations, groups and Alaska Native corporations, including CIRI. Find out more at www.standforak.com.