I may live in Anchorage also, but I also have a place in Kenai that I spend half of my time at. I pay taxes to the borough and also pay utiities to all the local vendors, hence my concern for the community. There is a push for mail in voting that needs to be stopped. It’s ludicrous. If they’re so concerned about voter turnout then find another way to stimulate the base to show up for the vote. Mailing in votes is not the answer, and I personally think this will open the door to an increase in voter fraud.
This may be the “accepted practice” in Oregon and Washington, but, stand by to copy: We are not in Oregon or Washington, we are in Alaska, and we don’t care how they do it in the Lower 48. Their lawmakers have screwed those places up nine ways to Sunday and we don’t need to follow in their footsteps. Just because “change” may seem inevitable (and required) for some folks, why try and fix a problem that’s not broken? Leave it be. Try some other way to increase the probability that a voter will show up and that will require more than us just wasting more taxpayer dollars on mailing out ballots to folks that they won’t likely use. If they didn’t show up to vote in person, there must be a reason they didn’t vote at all (albeit a poor decision by any American, it’s one of our many rights that many people have fought and died for).
Don’t waste more money on a possibilty, it’s wrong at it’s core and we don’t need the oppotunity for a problem where one does not exist.