VOTE BY MAIL - Tuesday, April 3, 2018
If you lost, damaged or did not receive your ballot package in the mail, you may request a replacement ballot package by visiting one of the five Accessible Vote Centers. To find an Accessible Vote Center location and hours near you, please use our . . .
Between now and Election Day, April 3, 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 on Election Day.
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, April 3, 2018. Or, save postage by using a ...
- Secure Ballot Drop Box - Place your ballot return envelope in a Secure Ballot Drop Box by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, April 3, 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. To find a Secure Drop Box location and hours near you, please use our Secure Ballot Drop Box Location Interactive Map.
- Accessible Vote Center - Take your ballot return envelope to an Accessible Vote Center. Accessible Vote Centers open on Monday, March 26, 2018. 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. To find an Accessible Vote Center location and hours near you, please use our Accessible Vote Center Location Interactive Map.
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