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    Want to vote in person for Anchorage mayor? City offers extra hours at vote centers

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    Anchorage election workers were not expecting the massive surge of in-person voters who turned up on April 6 for the recent citywide election. To avoid having to scramble once again during the May 11 mayoral runoff election, the city expanded operational hours at some of its in-person vote centers. The hope is that residents who wish to vote in person will do so early to avoid long lines on election day – May 11.

    Despite running what it calls a mail-in-only election, Anchorage still allows voters to cast ballots in person or hand deliver votes at three designated centers. Many conservative minded residents utilized this traditional option in April and will likely do so again for the mayoral runoff election between Dave Bronson and Forrest Dunbar.

    The Anchorage vote centers allow residents to vote in-person, return a mailed ballot, replace a lost or damaged ballot, receive a ballot package if they didn’t receive one in the mail, receive voting assistance, or get help with other voter questions. Voters who are voting in-person or requesting a replacement ballot will be required to show identification.

    Below are the hours of operation for the three vote centers:

    LOUSSAC LIBRARY (3600 Denali St., 1st Floor)

    • Weekdays: Wednesday, May 5, to Monday, May 10, – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 8: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 9, Noon to 5 p.m.
    • Election day, May 11: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    CITY HALL (632 West 6th Ave, Room 155

    • Weekdays, Wednesday, May 5 to Monday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 9, noon to 5 p.m.
    • Election Day, May 11, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    EAGLE RIVER TOWN HALL (12001 Business Blvd., Community Rm. 170 (in the library)

    • Weekdays: Wednesday, May 5, to Monday, May 10, – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 8: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 9, Noon to 5 p.m.
    • Election day, May 11: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    For more information, call the Voter Hotline at (907) 243-VOTE (8683) or click here for details on how to vote by mail and where to drop off your ballot.

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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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