Alaska Supreme Court reverses earlier court decision, allows voters to see list of write-in candidates

In a victory for Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) campaign, the state Supreme Court ruled Alaska voters will get to see a list of write-in candidates when they go to vote.

The Alaska Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that said state elections officials couldn't hand out the names of write-in candidates at polling places. 

The Anchorage Daily News reports:

The Supreme Court decision allows voters at early voting sites to see the lists if they say they need help and want to be shown a list of write-in candidates. ...The Supreme Court did say the lists must not disclose the party affiliation of the write-in candidates. And the ballots of those voters who ask for the list must be segregated from the ballots of other voters, pending any additional appeals.

The Alaska Democratic Party led the charge in trying to keep state officials from handing out the list. The state Republican Party joined their suit. The Supreme Court gave the parties until 3 p.m. Alaska time today to file a response.