Recount on Proposition One for the Regular Municipal Election of April 7, 2020
The Municipal Clerk announces the Anchorage Election Commission review of the results of the automatic recount on Proposition 1 on the April 7, 2020 Regular Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. via telephone. Because Proposition 1 appeared to win or pass by 0.42%, which is less than a 0.5% margin required in AMC 28.90.025C, an automatic recount was held on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at the MOA Election Center. The municipal code requires that, upon completion of the recount, the election commission and the municipal clerk shall provide the results of the recount to the assembly at a meeting as soon as practicable. If the assembly determines the recount was valid, the assembly shall certify the results of the recount. If members of the public wish to participate in the election commission meeting, please email email@example.com or call 243-VOTE (8683) by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.
(Municipal Election Center
Suite 100, Door D Entrance
619 E Ship Creek Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501)
The Municipal Clerk announces the initiation of an automatic recount on Proposition 1 on the April 7, 2020 Regular Municipal Election because Proposition 1 appeared to win or pass by 0.42%, which is less than a 0.5% margin required in AMC 28.90.025C. The recount on Proposition 1 will occur on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at the MOA Election Center. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, only essential personnel will be admitted to the Election Center during the recount. The Anchorage Election Commission adopted its report on Monday, April 20, 2020; the recount must be initiated within 7 days of the adoption of the election commission's report. When available, the recount shall be limited to reviewing the electronic version of the ballot images, adjudicating those images, tabulating them, and comparing them to the original count. Upon completion of the recount, the election commission and the municipal clerk shall provide the results of the recount to the assembly at a meeting as soon as practicable. If the assembly determines the recount was valid, the assembly shall certify the results of the recount.
Recount starts at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until finished.
MOA Election Center
619 E Ship Creek Ave, Suite 100, Door D Entrance
Election Commission Information:
For the April 15, 2020 Press Release regarding Public Testimony at the Upcoming Election Commission Public Session of Canvass, click HERE.
For the agenda of the Election Commission Public Session of Canvass to be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., click HERE.
Important Update regarding COVID-19 pandemic and the Anchorage Accessible Vote Centers
On March 23th, the Municipal Clerk announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only one of the six Anchorage Accessible Vote Centers will open as scheduled on Monday, March 30th for the April 7, 2020 Regular Municipal Election.
The City Hall Accessible Vote Center is planning to open as scheduled on March 30 as follows:
- M-F, March 30 – April 6, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
If voters have questions about voting or the election, voters should call the Voter Holtine at 243-VOTE(8683). The Call Center Team can provide voters options to vote without risking their health, the health of Election Workers or our community.
Ballot packages were mailed to qualified Anchorage voters on March 17, 2020. If you have not received your ballot package by Tuesday, March 24th, please contact our Voter Hotline at 907-243-VOTE (8683). To receive your ballot package at an address other than your Voter Registration mailing address, please fill out an Application to Vote at a Temporary Address.
Options for returning your voted ballot:
1. Return Your Ballot to a Secure Drop Box: Save the cost of postage and return your ballot to one of the Secure Drop Boxes placed throughout the Municipality. Secure Drop Boxes are open 24/7 and will close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, April 7, 2020. All 18 Secure Drop Boxes are open!
Click HERE to view the Secure Drop Box locations.
2. Return Your Ballot By Mail: Place the appropriate amount of first class postage on your Ballot Return Envelope and deliver it to the US Post Office. For the April 7, 2020, Regular Municipal Election, first class postage to mail your ballot with two cards is approximately $0.70. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, April 7, 2020. If mailing close to or on Election Day, ask a postal official to hand-cancel the envelope with a postmark.
Remember, healthy or sick, do not lick! - Please use other methods, besides licking, to seal your Ballot Return Envelope. Alternative ways include dabbing the adhesive seal with a barely damp towel, using a glue stick, or using an envelope moistener with adhesive, etc.
Election Center Virtual Tour - Take a tour of the Vote at Home process and Municipal Election Center!
The election is a Vote at Home election. Traditional polling places will not be open and are not an option for voting on Election Day.
Ballot packages will be mailed to qualified, registered voters twenty-one (21) days before Election Day. Ballot packages will be mailed to your address in the State of Alaska Voter Registration database record as of 30 days before the election.
The last day to register to vote or update your voter registration is on Sunday, March 8th, 30 days before the next regular or special Municipal election. It is important for your address information in the Voter Registration database to be current.
Voting at home is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. View the different Options to VOTE on our Voter info page, HERE.
On Friday, November 8, 2019, the Voter Address Verification Postcard was mailed to 235,762 registered voters in Anchorage in preparation for the April 7, 2020 Regular Municipal Election. The intent of this postcard is for voter's to review their voter information. If all information is correct, there is nothing that needs to be done and the ballot package will be mailed to the voter's mailing address on the postcard. If anything does need to be updated, voters are encouraged to update through the State of Alaska's Online Voter Registration website: voterregistration.alaska.gov.
Please note that registered voters of the Municipality of Anchorage received similar postcards in the previous two Regular Municipal Elections.
The Municipality of Anchorage recieves our voting information from the State of Alaska, Division of Elections. In order to update or to be removed from the registration records, we encourage voters to contact the State at (907) 522-8683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filing for Office for the April 7, 2020 Regular Municipal Election opened Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and closed on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
For a list of Candidates, please visit our Candidate Information webpage HERE.
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