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Vote by Mail Regular Municipal Election 2018

When is the 2018 Regular Municipal Election?

Who is eligible to vote in Anchorage elections?

How do I vote in the April 2018 municipal election?

Can I vote in person at a polling location?

How do I get help with voting questions?

When will ballots be mailed?

What will I receive in the ballot package?

What if I lose my ballot or never receive my ballot package in the mail?

I will be traveling during the election. How will I get my ballot?

How do I return my ballot?

When is the 2018 Regular Municipal Election?

The Regular Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

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Who is eligible to vote in Anchorage elections?

To vote in Anchorage elections, a person must be:

  • Qualified to vote in the State of Alaska and
  • Registered to vote for at least 30 days before an election at a residence address in the Municipality of Anchorage.

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How do I vote in the April 2018 Municipal Election?

Anchorage votes by mail. Ballot packages will be mailed to voters three weeks before Election Day.

Voters will have time to carefully research the ballot questions, mark the ballot, and return it in time for the ballot to be counted.

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Can I vote in person at a polling location?

Anchorage votes by mail. Voter services are available at Accessible Vote Centers.

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How do I get help with voting question?

To get help with voting questions:

  • Call the Voter Hotline at 907-243-VOTE (8683).
  • Visit the MOA Election Center at 619 East Ship Creek Avenue at Entrance D on the east side of the building.
  • Visit an Accessible Vote Center.

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When will ballots be mailed?

Ballot packages will be mailed three weeks before Election Day.

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What will I receive in the ballot package?

Every ballot package will contain:

  • An official ballot
  • A security envelope
  • Full instructions
  • A ballot return envelope

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What if I lost my ballot or never receive my ballot package in the mail?

  • You may visit and Accessible Vote Center for a replacement ballot. You must have proper identification to get a replacement ballot.
  • If you do not receive your ballot package in the mail and you wish to vote by mail, you must request a replacement ballot package 7 days before Election Day.

Call the Voter Hotline at 907-243-VOTE (8683) for more information.

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I will be traveling during the election, how will I get my ballot?

Ballot packages will be mailed three weeks before Election Day. If you want to receive your ballot package at an address other than your regular mailing address, you must apply to vote absentee.

Absentee voting applications will be available on the Municipality of Anchorage Elections webpage.

You may also call the Voter Hotline at 907-243-VOTE (8683) for more information.

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How do I return my ballot?

You may choose one of the following methods to return your ballot.

  • Place a first class stamp on your return envelope and drop the envelope with your voted ballot into any USPS mailbox. The return envelope must be postmarked on or before Election Day, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
  • Place the return envelope with your voted ballot into an official ballot drop box. Drop boxes will open three weeks before Election Day. Drop boxes will clos at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Deliver the return envelope with your voted ballot to an Accessible Vote Center by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

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For all Municipal Voting Information Call 907-243-VOTE (8683) or e-mail us at elections@muni.org.

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    • Municipal Clerk: Barbara A. Jones
    • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 250, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 243-VOTE(8683)