There are very specific steps you must take in order to appear on the Regular Municipal Election ballot as a candidate for office. Municipal and state requirements for filing for Municipal office are detailed below. For specific candidate information, visit Anchorage Municipal Code AMC 28.30 - QUALIFICATIONS.
+ Municipal Candidate Requirements
Download and complete 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 by hand or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ State Candidate Requirements
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. After logging into your MyAlaska account, you may access online filing by selecting APOC - Disclosure Forms under Services for Individuals. Please contact the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) directly by calling 907-276-4176 with any questions regarding the state requirements listed below.
1. Public Official Financial Disclosure (POFD) Statement
All candidates, except candidates for service area boards, must file a POFD Statement online at
After you have completed your POFD Statement,
the form must be printed 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
Candidate Registration Statement - Must be filed by candidates who will have
more than $5,000 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 - Must be filed by candidates intending to raise and spend
less than $5,000 on campaign activity. In this case, the candidate is exempted from filing campaign disclosure reports.
3. Letter of Intent
Individuals who have not already filed a Declaration of Candidacy with the Clerk's Office must file a Letter of Intent online at
https://my.alaska.gov/ before they begin campaigning and raising funds for an election.