Ship Creek Group has been involved in the management of the PFD Voter Registration since its inception in the Spring of 2015. This initiative proposal would implement Automatic Voter Registration in Alaska by synchronizing the annual Permanent Fund Dividend application with voter registration. Today at a press conference attended by all major Alaska media outlets, initiative spokespersons announced that the campaign had blown the State's stringent signature requirements for ballot confirmation out of the water. Alaskans will vote on PFD Voter Registration in the next election!
The campaign began late last year in Anchorage and snowballed to other communities, including Sitka, Ketchikan, Kotzebue, Bethel and Fairbanks. The PFD voter ballot initiative supporters collected some 42,000 signatures. Some petitioners will be invalidated, but that’s nearly double what’s needed to make it on a ballot.
“We’re confident that by overshooting the required mark by so much we’re going to make it onto the ballot,” said John-Henry Heckendorn, the Anchorage-based campaign manager of the initiative.
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