Official election pamphlets will no longer contain political attack ads

    Governor Walker signed a bill Friday that limits the content of the pamphlet so that ads do not support or oppose particular candidates.

    Political attack ads will no longer be part of official election pamphlets.

    Governor Walker signed a bill Friday that limits the content of the pamphlet so that ads do not support or oppose particular candidates. The bipartisan measure is a response to the pamphlet printed in 2014, when the republican party used one of its pages to campaign against Senator Mark Begich.

    The sponsor, Soldotna Senator Peter Micciche says the pamphlet should be a "respite from the noise" of campaign ads.

    Senate Bill 9 gained another provision in the House, letting Alaska join an interstate database to identify registered voters who are no longer eligible because they reside elsewhere.

    The governor says S-B 9 strengthens the integrity of the voting system.

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