Alaska Elections Blog
By Jordan Shilling
Before Lincoln was in Congress, he served as a Whig Party leader in Illinois. In 1840, he wrote a confidential memo to his party troops about a Get Out The Vote plan. It is striking how similar their strategy and tactics were compared to modern GOTV: Confidential. January 1, 1840. To MESSRS ________ GENTLEMEN:–In obedience to a resolution of […]
How often have the current statewide political candidates voted in the past? The answer: quite a bit. Below, I list their election participation for primary, general, and municipal elections dating back to 2004.
Although you don’t need to remember your voter identification number, it would be cool to have a really low, easy-to-remember one. Imagine how jealous your friends would be. Mine is 982995. As I looked at the voter database today, I noticed a handful of elite voters with coveted single-digit ID numbers: William Sheffield (1), Stephen […]
The redistricting board produced a map with so little detail it is barely usable. So, I made this map tonight: