Prepare early for Anchorage elections
You must register by March 2
Anchorage’s April 1 municipal election will include six assembly seats, two board seats and bond and ballot issues. Although April 1 may seem far away on the calendar, new voters need to register 30 days before the election, by Sunday, March 2. Those who are already registered do not need to re-register, but those who have moved should file a new registration form with the State of Alaska elections office, 522-8683.
The state maintains the file of registered voters for the entire state. There are several ways to register including online at http://www.elections.alaska.gov. This website also includes a link which a registered voter can use to review their voter information.
The Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s office is recruiting workers for the April 1 election. There are 120 polling places throughout Anchorage. Election workers must attend one of the 2-3 hour training sessions which will be held starting March 6. On Election Day, they usually work 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and are paid $9.50 per hour.
High school students who are at least 16 can work as Youth Election Assistants. Applications and information about both of these opportunities is available through the Municipal Clerk’s office.
The official notice of election is scheduled to be published February 15, 2014 and will list the candidates and the issues which will be on the ballot.