*Section 59 amends existing AS 15.40.440 (Requirements of petition for candidates) by removing party affiliation requirements for candidates nominated by petition to the state legislature.
*Section 60 amends existing AS 15.40.470 (General provision for conduct of the special primary election and special election) by adding special primary elections, and prescribing their conduct, for elections to the state senate, requiring that they be conducted in the same manner as regular primary and general elections.
*Section 61 amends existing AS 15.45.190 (Placing proposition on the ballot) by adding special primary elections, and removing special runoff elections, from the list of elections at which ballot measures may appear on the ballot.
*Section 62 amends existing AS 15.45.420 (Placing proposition on the ballot) by adding special primary elections, and removing runoff elections, from the list of elections at which voter referenda may appear on the ballot.
*Section 63 amends existing AS 15.58.010 (Election pamphlet) by adding special primary elections with ballot measures, and removing special runoff elections, from the list of elections before which the division of elections must send each household an election pamphlet.
*Section 64 amends existing AS 15.58.020(a) (Contents of pamphlet) by requiring the election pamphlet to contain a conspicuous disclaimer/statement regarding candidate affiliation in a nonpartisan open primary; how the top-four nonpartisan open primary works; how to cast a vote in the ranked-choice general election; and how general election ranked-choice votes will be counted.
*Section 65 amends existing AS 15.58.020(b) (Contents of pamphlet) by adding special primary elections, and removing special runoff elections, from the list of elections with ballot measures requiring an election pamphlet to be prepared and mailed to households before the election. Under existing law, the election pamphlet must be sent, and certain information included, where a ballot measure is scheduled to appear on the ballot at such an election.
*Section 66 amends existing AS 15.58.020 (Contents of pamphlet) by adding a new subsection requiring election pamphlets for primary elections and special primary elections to contain a conspicuous statement with instructions to voters regarding the top four non-partisan open primary.
*Section 67 amends existing AS 15.58.030(b) (Material to be filed by candidate) by removing references to candidates nominated by party petition, consistent with a top 4 nonpartisan open primary.
*Section 68 amends existing AS 15.80.010(9) (Definitions) by redefining “federal election” to include a “special primary election” and remove “special runoff election.”