Update: Ballot Measure 2 pulls ahead even more in vote count

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The latest numbers from the Alaska Division of Elections are showing Ballot Measure 2 looks poised to win.

    According to the latest data released on Saturday, the measure leads by nearly 1,500 votes.

    That's an increase of votes counted over Friday.

    The ballot measure would change Alaska's election system to allow ranked-choice voting and put more stringent controls on campaign finance disclosures.

    The measure had trailed in the days after election day, but absentee ballots had bridged the gap.

    Ballot Measure 1, the Our Fair Share oil tax initiative, is still failing by almost 62,000 votes.

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