Filing for Office
The next regular Municipal election will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The filing period begins on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Candidates for Municipal office must be ...
- a resident of the Municipality of Anchorage, and
- a qualified voter of the Municipality of Anchorage and the State of Alaska,
- among other specific qualifications.
FILING PACKETS for ...
Candidates for Mayor
Candidates for Anchorage School Board Seats
Candidates for Boards of Supervisors, including LRSA Seats
REQUIREMENTS for candidate filing ...
There are very specific steps you must take in order to appear on the 2018 Regular Municipal Election ballot as a candidate for office. (Detailed instructions for filing for office, information regarding candidacy requirements, and the forms for declaration are included in the filing packets available above.)
1. Public Official Financial Disclosure (POFD) Statement
All candidates, except candidates for service area boards, must file a POFD Statement online at https://my.alaska.gov/.
After you have completed your POFD Statement, the form must be printed, signed, and included with your Municipal filing packet.
2. Candidate Registration Statement or Municipal Exemption Statement
Within seven days of filing a declaration of candidacy for Municipal office, candidates must file either a Candidate Registration Statement or a Municipal Exemption Statement online at https://my.alaska.gov/.
Candidate Registration Statement - The Candidate Registration Statement must be filed by candidates who will have more than $5000 in campaign financial activity. Additionally, the candidate is required to file campaign disclosure reports to disclose all campaign financial activity throughout the course of the election.
Municipal Exemption Statement - The Municipal Exemption Statement must be filed by candidates intending to raise and spend less than $5000 on campaign activity. In this case, the candidate is exempted from filing campaign disclosure reports.
3. Letter of Intent
In order to start campaigning and raising funds for an election, candidates must file a Letter of Intent online at https://my.alaska.gov/.
For all State of Alaska filing requirements, you may access online filing by logging into your MyAlaska account. If you already have a username and password established for filing your Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) application, you may use the same log-in information for access to candidate disclosure filing. (Otherwise, please visit https://my.alaska.gov/ to register for a MyAlaska account.) After logging into your MyAlaska account, you may access online filing by selecting APOC - Disclosure Forms under Services for Individuals.
For more instructions on how to access the above forms, click on How to File Your APOC Disclosure Forms Online.
Please contact the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) directly by calling (907) 276-4176 with any questions regarding the above requirements.
- Access and print a filing packet (above) for the office for which you would like to declare candidacy.
- File your Declaration of Candidacy along with your POFD Statement with the Municipal Clerk's Office. The last day to file for office is on Friday, February 2, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
You may file your Declaration of Candidacy and POFD Statement with the Municipal Clerk's Office at either of the following locations:
- MOA Election Center - 619 E Ship Creek Drive, Suite D, Door D
- Municipal Clerk's Office - Anchorage City Hall, 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 250
Campaign Signs - Excerpts from AMC Title 21 re Temporary or Political Signs and Signs in General