Alaska's constitution is just over 50 years old, but voters will decide today if a convention will be held to make changes. This issue comes up after every Census. Former Attorney General John Havelock says in a statement of support that there are several areas where the constitution could be strengthened, including protecting the Permanent Fund Dividend. The League of Women Voters opposes calling a convention, saying there is an amendment process already in place to change the constitution.
Alaska voters are being asked whether to issue nearly a half-billion dollars in bonds for transportation projects statewide. If approved, one of the recipients would be the Port of Anchorage, where an estimated 90 percent of all goods coming to Alaska arrive.