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Options to VOTE

Voting in the Mayoral Runoff Election

Anchorage votes at home, which means ballots will be mailed to your address of record in the State of Alaska voter registration database.

It is important for your address information in the voter registration database to be current. To review your registration information, visit myvoterinformation.alaska.gov. To register to vote, or to update your voter registration information, visit voterregistration.alaska.gov. The voter registration deadline is April 11, 2021.

Voting at home is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3.

  1. Once you receive your ballot in the mail, mark your choices by filling in the ovals and then, place your ballot into the enclosed envelope.
  2. Read and sign the declaration on the back of the ballot return envelope.
  3. Return your ballot by placing it in a secure drop box, or returning it to an Anchorage Vote Center, or by mailing it through the U.S. Postal Service.

Temporary Address Applications for Mayoral Runoff Election

If you would like your runoff ballot package mailed to a temporary address, please fill out an Application to Vote at a Temporary Address. Runoff ballot packages are anticipated to be mailed between April 30 and May 3, but will be mailed earlier if possible.

If you submitted an application to have your regular election ballot package mailed to a temporary address, and you marked that you wanted your runoff ballot mailed to the same temporary address in section 5 of the form (see picture below), you do NOT need to submit a new application.

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Secure Drop Boxes

Secure drop boxes will be opened starting as soon as ballots are mailed ​for voters to return their ballot at any time before 8:00 p.m. on Election night.

Locations for May 11, 2021 Mayoral Runoff Election:

Anchorage Vote Centers (AVC)

If you need assistance voting, or if you need to replace a lost or damaged ballot, or if you didn't receive a ballot, please protect our community in the public health crisis and call 243-VOTE (8683).

Locations:

City Hall
632 West 6th Avenue, Room #155

Weekdays, May 5 – 10, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 9, noon – 5 p.m.

Election Day, May 11, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

All Municipal ballots will be available at this location.

 

Eagle River Town Center
12001 Business Boulevard, Community Room #170
(same building as the library)

Extra Hours: Mon., May 3 - Tues., May 4 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Weekdays, May 5 – 10, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 9, noon – 5 p.m.

Election Day, May 11, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Only Chugiak-Eagle River ballots will be available at this location.

 

Loussac Library

3600 Denali Street, First Floor, Assembly Chambers

Extra Hours: Mon., May 3 - Tues., May 4 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Weekdays, May 5 – 10, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 9, noon – 5 p.m.

Election Day, May 11, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

All Municipal ballots will be available at this location.

Returning by USPS mail

Voted ballots being returned by USPS mail for the 2021 Regular Municipal Election must be postmarked no later than Election Day, May 11, 2021, and received by noon May 21, 2021. If mailing the day before, or on Election Day, ask a postal official to hand-cancel/ hand-stamp the envelope with a postmark.

 Other Options to Vote

To vote at a temporary address ...

If you will be away and unable to receive your ballot at your mailing address during the 21-day period before Election Day, you may request that a ballot be sent to your temporary address by completing the Application to Vote at a Temporary Address. Applications to vote at a temporary address must be received by the Municipal Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2021.

To vote by email ...

If you would like to vote by email, you may request that a ballot be sent to you via email by completing the Application to Vote by Email, contact Elections@AnchorageAK.Gov or (907) 243-VOTE (8683). All applications to vote by email must be received by the Municipal Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2021. Applications to vote by email received after this date will be processed as time allows, through May 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that by using electronic transmission to return your voted ballot, you are voluntarily waiving a portion of your right to a secret ballot and you are voluntarily disclosing personal identifying information (PII). By using electronic transmission to return your voted ballot, the integrity of the data on your voted ballot is not guaranteed and you are assuming the risk that a faulty transmission may occur. Please keep in mind that firewalls in servers often isolate emails and strip attachments that potentially may contain viruses. It will be your responsibility to follow up and confirm that your application and completed ballot were received and were delivered to the Municipal Clerk's Office. 

To vote by fax ...

If you would like to vote by fax, you may request that a ballot be sent to you via fax by completing the Application to Vote by Fax contact Elections@AnchorageAK.Gov or (907) 243-VOTE (8683). Applications to vote by fax must be received by the Municipal Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on May 4, 2021. Applications to vote by fax received after this date will be processed, as time allows, through May 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that by using electronic transmission to return your voted ballot, you are voluntarily waiving a portion of your right to a secret ballot and you are voluntarily disclosing personal identifying information (PII). By using electronic transmission to return your voted ballot, the integrity of the data on your voted ballot is not guaranteed and you are assuming the risk that a faulty transmission may occur. Please keep in mind that firewalls in servers often isolate emails and strip attachments that potentially may contain viruses. It will be your responsibility to follow up and confirm that your application and completed ballot were received and were delivered to the Municipal Clerk's Office.   

All applications may be submitted via hand-delivery, mail-delivery, fax, or email to the Office of the Municipal Clerk - Elections. Specific details may be found on each ​application.

For more Municipal voting information, call (907) 243-VOTE (8683) or e-mail us at Elections@AnchorageAK.Gov.  

Register to VOTE

The State of Alaska Division of Elections maintains the database of registered Alaskan voters. To be eligible to vote, you must register with the Alaska Division of Elections no later than 30 days before the next election. For more information, visit the Alaska Division of Elections.

Sunday, April 11, 2021, is the voter registration deadline for the May 11, 2021 Regular ​Municipal Election.

You may register to vote …

  • On-line with the State of Alaska Voter Registration System, OLVR.
  • Via mail by sending the State of Alaska voter registration form to the following address:
    • State of Alaska, Division of Elections
      2525 Gambell Street, Suite 100
      Anchorage, Alaska 99503
  • In-person by completing the State of Alaska voter registration form available at the following locations:
    • Office of the Municipal Clerk
      632 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 250
      Anchorage, Alaska 99501
      (907) 343-4311
      Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, except holidays
    • Anchorage Municipal Libraries
    • State of Alaska, Division of Elections
      RAM Building
      2525 Gambell Street, Suite 100
      Anchorage, Alaska 99503
      (907) 522-8683
      Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, except holidays
    • Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles Offices - You may complete a voter registration form when you apply for or renew your State of Alaska driver's license or I.D.

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