Automatic Voter Registration
There is potential for as many as 70,000 new voters on the rolls by the summer of 2018, with up-to-date addresses for hundreds of thousands more Alaskans.
The majority of these automatic registrants are currently underrepresented in statewide voting totals, including: Alaska Natives, rural Alaskans, veterans, active-duty military, and naturalized immigrants.
As these new voters come online, The Alaska Center will be joining with partners to break down additional barriers that prevent our state’s most marginalized populations from accessing the ballot box. We’re currently designing programs to engage these new voters in the civic process, using local elections throughout the year as testing grounds for new, experimental ideas. By incorporating national best practices into our uniquely Alaskan approach, we’re confident that Alaska could soon hold the title of the most engaged electorate in the country.
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