Anchorage voters granted extra time to replace ballots


    As of April 1, Anchorage voters have mailed in 35,116 ballots for an election that could drastically reshape the Assembly and school board.

    Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones said the number of approved ballots submitted is 140% higher than this time last year, and 90% of the all-time high in 2018.

    To facilitate greater participation, Jones issued a public announcement stating that she is exercising emergency powers “due to the COVID-19 pandemic” to extend the deadline to April 3 (5 p.m.) for issuing replacement ballots or ballots to be mailed to a temporary address.

    Voters are encouraged to submit their requests to the Voter Hotline at 243-8683 by Thursday, April 2 by 5:00 p.m.

    Alternatively, voters may obtain a replacement ballot at the City Hall Accessible Vote Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, April 7.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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