The signs are clear; it’s going to be a big day Tuesday meaning the troops are out in full force.
Sign waivers from both the ‘Vote Yes on One’ and ‘Vote No on One’ campaign as well as all three U.S. Senate candidates were scattered along the New Seward Highway Monday afternoon.
“Standing out on a corner and having our voices heard, I think it’s real important,” said Sam Dubois holding a ‘Vote Yes on One’ sign. “This is fun; I’m meaning all kinds of people that you don’t really know and having a good time.”
Dubois thinks the vote on Ballot Measure One – repealing or keeping in place Senate Bill 21, the Alaska Oil and Gas Act – may be the most important vote since statehood.
Down the street were ‘Vote No on One’ supporters.
“It’s really important for people to get out and vote, this is a big issue and decision for Alaskans, we need to give the oil tax reform a chance to work,” said Dawn Patience holding a ‘Vote No on One’ sign.
The ‘Vote Yes’ campaign went knocking on doors Monday, while ‘Vote No’ campaign made hundreds of phone calls to voters.
It’s a last-minute push to gain the support of those undecided voters before heading into Tuesday’s election.
According to the Divisions of Elections, 8,000 people have voted early. That’s an increase of 3,000 voters from the 2010 primary.
People can expect to see sign waivers on their way to work, during their lunch break and on the commute home on Election Day.
Officials from both the ‘Vote No on One’ and ‘Vote Yes on One’ said sign wavers will also be out all day on Tuesday.