2022 Anchorage Municipal Elections

General Information

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The Anchorage municipal elections are taking place this year on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022! These elections will be Vote-at-Home elections, meaning traditional polling places will not be open on election day. Voters should therefore prepare to receive their ballots in the mail at the address where they are registered to vote. Make sure to check your voter registration address to ensure that you receive your ballot!

For this election, eligible voters will be asked to vote for their desired Assemblymember, School Board Members, and Service Area Board Member(s), in addition to 9 Ballot Propositions.

Ballot packages will be mailed to all eligible voters at their stated address no later than 21 days before election day. Voters will then mark their ballots, place them in the secrecy envelope provided, and return them either to a secure dropbox, a vote center, or via USPS mail.

Please note that Ballot Measure 2, and the implementation of ranked choice voting, does not apply to local or municipal elections. This means that there will be no ranking for the 2022 Anchorage Municipal Election. Ballots will look similar to previous city elections. Examples can be found on the Municipal Elections Page, here.

Review your voter registration in the state database at myvoterinformation.alaska.gov.

Key Dates for Alaska Municipal Elections

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  • ❖  March 6th (Sunday) Last day to register to vote for the municipal election
  • ❖  March 15th (Tuesday) Ballot Packages are mailed to eligible Anchorage voters
  • ❖  March 15th (Tuesday) Secure Drop Boxes are opened for ballot return
  • ❖  March 28th (Monday) Anchorage Vote Centers are opened for ballot return and voting assistance
  • ❖  March 29th (Tuesday) Deadline to request a ballot to be delivered to a temporary address
  • ❖  March 29th (Tuesday) Deadline to request an application to vote via email or fax
  • ❖  April 5th (Tuesday) Election day!!
    • ➢  All ballot envelopes must be postmarked and in the mail by noon on this date
    • ➢  All ballots must be returned via email or fax by this date
    • ➢  All ballots must be returned to a Secure Drop Box or an Anchorage Vote Center by 8pm on this day

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Luckily, Alaska is one of many US States that has an Automatic Voter Registration policy. This means that all eligible individuals are registered to vote when they register for the Permanent Fund Dividend. However, if you have not registered for the PFD since 2016, or if you moved out of state, you will need to re-register to vote. There are three ways to do so: Online, via mail, or in person.

Register to vote online using the State of Alaska Voter Registration System https://voterregistration.alaska.gov/

Register to vote by sending your registration form to the State of Alaska Divisions of Elections: State of Alaska, Divisions of Elections 2525 Gambell Street, Suite 100 Anchorage, AK 99503 Voter Registration Form: https://www.elections.alaska.gov/doc/forms/C03-Fill-In.pdf

Register to vote in person by completing the voter registration form available at:

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

State of Alaska, Divisions of Elections RAM Building
2525 Gambell Street, Suite 100 Anchorage, Alaska 99503
(907) 522-8683
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Any Anchorage Municipal Library Locations and hours here: http://www.anchoragelib rary.org/about/using-the -library/hours-locations/

Any Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles Office Locations and hours here: http://doa.alaska.gov/D MV/office/

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