Anchorage Municipal Candidates
Candidate Filing for Office Information
CANDIDATE FILING REQUIREMENTS
There are very specific steps you must take as a candidate in order to correctly file for office and appear on the 2015 ballot.
1- State Requirements
REQUIRED - All candidates (except service area boards) must file a Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement (POFD) online at: https://my.alaska.gov/ If you already have a user name and password established for filing your Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) application, you may use the same one. Otherwise, please visit the APOC Instructions page to guide you through registering for a myalaska account.
After you have completed your Public Official Financial Disclosure Statement, the form must be printed, signed and delivered with the MOA required documentation.
Additionally, after filing the Declaration of Candidacy with the MOA, candidates must file either a Candidate Registration or a Municipal Exemption Statement within 7 days.
The Candidate Registration will be filed by candidates who will have more than $5000 in activity, and they will file be required to file campaign disclosure reports, disclosing all of their campaign’s financial activity through the course of the election.The Municipal Exemption Statement will be filed by candidates intending to raise/spend less than $5000 and will exempt them from filing campaign disclosure reports.
Please contact APOC directly (276-4176) with any questions regarding the above requirements.
Step 2-MOA Requirements
You must file in conjunction with your POFD application a notarized DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY which states what office you are running for.
Declaration of Candidacy Forms can be found online or in the Municipal Clerk's Office.
February 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. is the last day for a candidate to withdraw from the 2015 Regular Municipal Election.
In order to start campaigning (raising funds) for an Election you must file a "Letter of Intent" with APOC.