Public hearings for a pair of measures that will appear on ballots come Election Day will be held by telephone. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Public hearings for a pair of measures that will appear on ballots come Election Day will be held by telephone. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Dates set for ballot measure hearings

They’re later this month.

Public hearings are scheduled for two ballot measures that will appear on Nov. 3 ballots, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor announced.

Public hearings are required under a law passed by the Alaska State Legislature in 2010, the office said in a news release. Traditionally, hearings are held in person in various locations around the state, but due to precautions relating to COVID-19 all public participation will be done telephonically.

Each public hearing will consist of a statement of support from the proponents of the ballot measures and a statement of opposition from the group opposing the measure. The public will then be allowed to call in for the remainder of the hearing to ask questions. Members from the support and opposition sides of each ballot measure will be available to field questions.

To allow for all residents of the state to participate via teleconference, residents from the four judicial districts may call in on their designated day to ask questions.

Juneau, which is located in Judicial District 1 , has a 1-3 p.m. Sept. 21 call-in time and date for Alaska’s Fair Share Act and a 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 21 call-in time and date for Alaska’s Better Elections Initiative

The call-in number for callers with a Juneau prefix is (907)586-9085. Anchorage-prefix callers use 563-9085. All others can call 844-586-9085.

A full list of call-in times and dates is below:



• Contact the Juneau Empire newsroom at (907)308-4895.

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