Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


Idea would up choices for voters


We need to move beyond the inertia of “we’ve always done it that way” and do what makes sense: elect all assembly members at large with a single ballot as proposed by assembly member Schnabel. This gives voters more choices than the current system. It is frustrating to have to vote against a better candidate while voting for a lesser one. I see no reason for the current seat system and no reason against the at-large system. I do not see why there would ever be a need for a runoff, as was feared by another assembly member.

Jim Green