State of Alaska

Alaska Ballot Design

Galvin v. Fenumiai

Lawsuit filed by Alyse Galvin, an independent candidate for an Alaska House seat in 2020 that won the state’s Democratic primary, challenging the state’s ballot design released in 2020 that omits voter registration party affiliation from the ballot. Galvin’s registration as an independent was excluded from the ballot, which she argued made it appear that she was running as a Democrat. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee intervened in the case. The Alaska Superior Court granted a temporary restraining order blocking the printing of ballots, but the next day ruled that the state could begin mailing ballots overseas as-is. The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the Superior Court’s decision to print and mail ballots as-is.

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