Alaska House candidate files lawsuit over ballot change

    Alyse Galvin at a campaign appearance in Juneau in 2018.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Democratic-nominated independent candidate for the U.S. House has filed a lawsuit against the Alaska Division of Elections to block a new ballot design ahead of the November election.

    The Anchorage Daily News reported Alyse Galvin's lawsuit opposes a change to the Alaska general election ballot eliminating a requirement for candidates to list their party affiliation.

    The new ballot shows only whether a candidate reached the ballot by a petition or party nomination.

    The lawsuit claims the new design harms Galvin.

    She has advertised herself as an independent candidate but the new ballot identifies her as the Democratic nominee.

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