Application for Interim Appointment
On June 12, 2018, the Anchorage Assembly voted to fill the vacancy of Assembly District 3, Seat E West Anchorage with an interim appointment. The person appointed will serve from approximately July 12, 2018 until the winner of the August 7, 2018 Special Election is seated upon certification of the Special Municipal Election on August 28, 2018.
The interim appointee must be ...
- a qualified voter of the Municipality of Anchorage and the State of Alaska, and
- a resident of Assembly District 3 for at least one year, and
- committed to remain a resident of Assembly District 3 while in office.
APPLICATIONS for ...
Interim appointee for Assembly District 3, Seat E West Anchorage
REQUIREMENTS for appointment applicants ...
There are very specific steps you must take in order to be considered as an interim appointee. Detailed instructions for applying, information regarding requirements, and the forms for applying are included in the application available above.
Special Municipal Election
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
The Anchorage Assembly has called a Special Municipal Election for Assembly District 3, Seat E West Anchorage on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. A special election was triggered when Assembly Member Tim Steele resigned from his position effective Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Ballot packages will be mailed to qualified registered voters in Assembly District 3, West Anchorage, 21 days before Election Day, August 7, 2018.
To find your Assembly District, please use our Assembly District Map.
Voters who will be at a temporary address during the 21 day election period may apply to receive their ballot at a temporary address. For more information about voting options, click here.
If you lose, damage or do not receive your ballot package in the mail, you may request a replacement ballot package by calling the Voter Hotline at (907) 243-VOTE(8683), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Between now and Election Day, August 7, 2018, voters have the opportunity to vote at a time and place convenient for them. Traditional polling locations are no longer an option for voting in Municipal elections.
There are three ways to return a ballot:
- U.S. Postal Service - Mail your ballot return envelope using first-class postage and postmarked before or on Election Day, August 7, 2018. Or, save postage by using a ...
- Secure Drop Box - Place your ballot return envelope in a Secure Ballot Drop Box by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, August 7, 2018. Voters in line at the Secure Drop Box locations by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day will be allowed to drop off their ballots. Check back soon for more information about Secure Drop Box locations.
- Accessible Vote Center - Take your ballot return envelope to an Accessible Vote Center. Voters in line at Accessible Vote Centers by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day will be allowed to vote or drop off their ballots. Check back soon for more information about the Accessible Vote Center.
Why does Anchorage vote by mail?
On December 8, 2015, the Anchorage Assembly approved AR 2015-314(S), a resolution directing the Municipal Clerk's Office to explore implementing a Vote by Mail election process beginning with the April 2018 regular election. And now, the Municipality of Anchorage has moved to a Vote by Mail election system, supplemented by accessible vote centers which will simplify and streamline the election process. The goal of the Vote by Mail system is to increase voter turnout, maximize voter protection, and safeguard community resources.
The Municipality of Anchorage is excited to help people understand the Vote by Mail system. The Municipal Clerk's Office has been working very hard to implement Vote by Mail and has trained members of its Stakeholders Group to give presentations about Vote by Mail to the public. If you are interested in having someone speak to your group, please fill out the form provided by the following link: Vote by Mail Group Presentation Request Form
Benefits of Vote by Mail elections:
- Keeps regular voters engaged.
- Encourages new voter participation.
- Increases transparency in the election process.
- Protects voters' right to a secret ballot.
- Uses signature verification to arrest attempts at voting fraud.
- Uses technology to inform voters about the status of their ballot.
- Presents no partisan advantage.
- Centralizes and streamlines election administration.
VOTE BY MAIL in the News!
Municipal Clerk's Office Press Releases and Other News ...
February 28, 2018 - Glacier City Gazette - Vote By Mail Begins