The phones rings Saturday morning. My husband answers it. "Here, talk to the person who answers surveys," he says and hands it to me. I say I do have a few minutes to answer questions about Alaska issues. The first one is: How often do I vote? There are a choices, sometimes, never etc. I answer, "always." I have never missed a local, state, or national election, special ones included. The second question: Are you affiliated with or a member of any political party or movement? Again, a list of options. I wait until I hear mine. " Yes. I'm a registered democrat and always have been." There is a pause. "Thank you for your time. We have apparently reached our quota for that today."