|The 27th Alaska State Legislature, 2011 - 2012|
Certain Candidate Info Is Public Record
|Sponsored by Rep. Bob Lynn|
“An Act requiring that all information in a declaration of candidacy, letter of intent, or nominating petition for a candidate for elective state executive and state and national legislative office is open to public inspection.”
Posted: March 10, 2011 : v27-LS0555-A
HB 161 makes the information on Division of Elections filing forms for partisan, "no-party," and write-in candidates a matter of public record. If voters are going to evaluate candidates and make an informed choice, they must be allowed to confirm the candidate's name, physical address, and other personal information on the declaration of candidacy. HB 161 makes this information public for all candidates for public office, regardless of the confidentiality preferences they indicated when registering to vote.
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