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.

    Click here to view where candidates stand on key social issues such as abortion, religious freedom, parental rights and family values.

    For election information, visit

    Click here to support the Alaska Watchman.

    Share this article

    Related articles

    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Alaska Watchman relies on the generous support of our readers. All donations go directly to supporting and expanding our news coverage. Please consider becoming a regular supporter.

    Select a Donation Option (USD)

    Enter Donation Amount (USD)


    Personal Info

    Donation Total: $100.00

    Stay Informed

    Receive breaking stories and analysis from the Alaska Watchman directly to your inbox for free.

    No spam ever. Guaranteed.

    Latest articles

    Abortion is the paramount political issue

    “The future of Alaska is at stake!” “The future of America is at stake!” Liberals, conservatives,...

    The ‘equity’ police are really after political power

    Both in Alaska and around the country we hear a lot these days about the quest for “equity” in city council meetings,...

    Ballot Measure 2 replaces fair elections with political trickery

    You’ve likely heard the saying that politicians are like diapers: they should be changed often, and for the same reason.

    Fairbanks resumes push to radicalize schools with LGBT, anti-Christian courses

    Wouldn't it make sense that if parents objected to the pornography in the proposed Fairbanks North Star Borough School District curriculum that...

    News tips